Have you ever thought about how hard it is to say the word roared? I literally spent 15 minutes helping a group of my kids practice saying it yesterday afternoon. To break it down, we practiced saying roll, and then cutting the -oll and adding the -ored from bored. After this went on for a awhile (during which you would totally have laughed at me if you had been there), one of my adorable little guys looked at me and said, “Speaking of bored…can we do something else now?”
But, still, bored might be what you feel after reading this post. Boredom? In The Smart Kitchen? I know, I know…impossible! 😉 We shall see…
One thing that I was getting bored with? If you can believe it….Overnight Oats. I guess eating the same thing for approximately 4 months can get a little old. I never thought it was possible…I even started an “Ode to ONO” post, but then I realized that the only “ONO” I was feeling was a part of the phrase: “Oh, no more!”
So, this week was all about my original favorite BLSorD*: the CFY…or, as is much easier to understand and say: the cereal yogurt mess.
* [Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Or Dinner]—I got Rachael Ray’s BLD one better. Ha!I like to fill up old peanut butter jars with layers of cereal. It’s like a trifle…without cake, or pudding…So, um…not like a trifle at all.
Anyways, same blend every morning (except one, when I felt bad for old fashioned oats and threw some of those in…yes, I ate them raw): puffed millet, Kashi Go Lean, and Cascadian Farm Multigrain Squares.
Then, it was a choice of yogurts:[Insert image of a Wallaby Organic Dulce De Leche yogurt that was actually the best of the bunch. It tasted almost like a caramel latte. YUM in my tum, fo’ sho’]
Throughout the day, there was always a lot of fruit consumed….sliced Jonagold apples, defrosted frozen berries, grapes…….and any melon I could get my hands on.
Interestingly enough, there was also a melon involved that looked like a honeydew, was sold to me as a honeydew, but inside was ORANGE and tasted nothing like a honeydew. Or even a cantaloupe really. Silly melons….
Lunch inevitably consisted of some sort of PVP (personal veggie plate) that looked like this…
Oh, I wish all of you had a Newflower Farmers Market grocery store….because seriously people, this baba ghanoush is unlike anything else. It is seriously the best baba I’ve ever had. I love me some baba ghanoush…and I love being able to see chunks of eggplant in it!
From a grocery store! Can you believe it?!?! I even could pick out (as in, see…not literally remove) the roasted garlic bits used in the processing.It is possible I’ve eaten two tubs of this in as many days. Mix it up with a little cottage cheese for a protein boost…oh my goll, y’all. Hello, impending eggplant obsession!
There was generally some sort of protein bar consumed in the afternoon…I recall that one was a Maple Nut Clif Bar (delicious…but I’m still holding out for their “seasonal” Pumpkin Pie and Gingerbread flavors!!!*) and I couldn’t tell you what the others were.*Seriously, have you ever tried them? I used to stalk the health food store in Charlottesville just waiting for them to show up. I would buy 12. I would savor them until the summer. “Best by” dates be darned!
Dinner was inevitably leftovers….lots of squash…
Sloppy Tempeh-Joes:And perhaps a little too much of this Archer Farms Peanut Butter. [As in, I kind of feel sick looking at it right now.]
I chose the organic version because it was just as expensive as the non-organic, but also (and mainly) because it is made with MOLASSES. How fun!
Well, actually, as all good nut butter mamas say, “It’s only fun until your mouth gets stuck shut from eating too much of it.”
Did you make it? Were you bored? I’ve got potentially exciting plans for this weekend….get pumped for a little pumploitation….