I hope everyone has had a great Tuesday!
After lunch today I cleaned the apartment for almost three hours. Wow! It wasn’t that everything was really dirty, just that I hadn’t done a lot of the tedious cleaning in awhile due to travelling and finals. I scrubbed all of the countertops and appliances, cleaned the shower, and swept under the furniture. The most difficult part was fighting off the furball, brooms are not a toy and should not be chewed. Eww!
When everything was finishing all I could do was sit at the kitchen counter with a glass of wine and relax. It felt soo good to have a clean apartment
Dinner tonight was an attempt to recreate the strada I had for breakfast last Sunday. I used a recipe from one of my all-time favorite books, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. The recipe is in the book and is also available online here: Asparagus and Morel Bread Pudding.
I had a small slice (went back for a sliver more) and some Gingerberry kombucha.
It was definitely more savory than Lula’s but in a good way! While we were eating tonight, Ian and I realized that Lula’s uses brioche in their strada to add a hint of sweetness and a different texture. So while I didn’t actually recreate the meal, I made a pretty good alternative .
I could definitely see myself making this meal again for dinner or as a brunch casserole. It was tasty, filling, and not super heavy. FYI the recipe makes a lot of food, we ended up filling one casserole dish and one pie tin, so if you decided to make this, you may be able to lessen the ingredient amounts to avoid having excessive leftovers. Fingers crossed that Ian’s sister picks up the pie tin later tonight!
Dessert was a little treat-
Awhile ago, my stepmom sent Ian and I a box of Cheryl’s cookies. We ate about half and froze the rest (the cookies have no preservatives so they don’t last very long but they freeze really well!). Shortly thereafter we started receiving their catalog and about two weeks ago received a coupon for 6 free cookies. As the cookies are so good, we didn’t hesitate to use the coupon, and last Friday a box from Cheryl’s arrived on our doorstep!
Ian’s been slowly making his way through them but tonight was my first night having a cookie so I made sure to have one of my favorites, oatmeal raisin. I also had a tiny glass of soy eggnog.
It was worth every calorie! Plus, I don’t feel guilty because the ingredient list was short (maybe 7 ingredients tops) and none of the ingredients had weird/unpronouncable names. Definitely key in my book!
How important are ingredient lists to you? What makes an ingredient list/nutrition fact sheet “good” or “bad”?