Day 2 and still no time to buy groceries.
Today, I had some leftover arugula. I brought a homemade dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and dijon, and I toasted a piece of bread and cut it into cubes – makeshift croutons.
I put the dressing ingredients in a mini tupperware container in the morning before work – it took all of 30 seconds (literally). I shook it all together at lunchtime and drizzled over the greens. It turned out really well! So simple. So quick. So healthy.
And surprisingly delicious.
I also had my Annie Chun’s miso soup pack.
Ugh. UGH!! I feel as though Annie Chun has assaulted my taste buds…and not in a good way. First of all, you squeeze the “miso” out of a packet and add the freeze-dried scallions and tofu (which never softened, by the way). Then you microwave it all together and voila…an accost on all things tasty. I took a few bites (to see if it got better the more you ate it…negative) and then tossed the whole thing. It tasted like mud. Bland mud. With bits of freeze-dried plastic floating in it. I seriously shudder when I think about it.
Luckily, I had one of these in the freezer from last week.
I stock up on these when I go to Whole Foods, and they’re actually really good. I’m not going to disservice samosas by claiming they actually taste alike, but the flavor components are present. And, all you have to do is microwave for 2 minutes.
I am not having a good food day.
It split in the microwave…this has never happened, and obviously only happened because I was planning to take pictures for the blog. The food gods hate me today.
But it was still tasty.
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Challenge, Day 1
Today was Day 1 of the KATR “I’m Poor” Lunch Challenge. I didn’t have the chance to go grocery shopping because we did not arrive home from skiing until 11pm on Sunday night.
Creativity was imperative.
This afternoon, I went to CVS and purchased a can of cream of mushroom soup and an Annie Chun’s noodle bowl. The total came out to about $5, leaving me with $25 for the remainder of the week.
I may have also – accidentally – bought a Reese’s dark chocolate peanut butter cup…(shaaaaame)
I had some frozen spinach in the fridge, leftover roasted vegetables (potatoes, carrots and broccoli), garlic and herb pub cheese and toast. Also known as: the makings for awesomeness.
I was too caught up in feeling smug about my resourcefulness to realize that I forgot the hot sauce. Canned cream soups without hot sauce = crappy.
The goal was to mix the spinach and the soup and make a spinach dip concoction, into which I could dunk pieces of freshly toasted bread with pub cheese.
The vegetables on the side were a nice accompaniment. (Notice the lack of broccoli…it’s because I ate it while the bread was toasting…oops.)
I’ve done the spinach in the soup thing before, and I’m beginning to think I just don’t like frozen spinach. It gets too watery and has that overcooked flavor. Maybe from now on I’ll get fresh spinach and stir it into the soup as it heats. The vegetables were great and so was the bread. The soup was…fine.
Question: Do you feel like frozen veggies have a funk flavor?