It was a Friday night.
Chicken and pasta were the food duo of choice.
Crazy Plates was the cookbook of choice.
And ultimately, Mr. Bowjangles ended up being the recipe of choice.
I suspected Mr. Bowjangles and I had met once before as he seemed slightly familiar (and with a little digging my suspicions proved to be true).
I’m only slightly ashamed to admit that the large amount of leftovers have all disappeared into the depths of my body cavity over the course of the last two days, including when I ate them for breakfast yesterday morning, topped with roasted red pepper hummus and sided by a giant bowl of mushy leftover greek salad.
Yes I like mushy salad. And mushy soggy next day sandwiches, wraps etc etc. No joke.
I also ate the pasta leftovers IN a salad, this one being much fresher and less mushy (and consequently a bit less delicious. I’m so dead serious about my love for mushy salads).
Rewinding a bit to earlier points in the day that was Friday, you would probably see:
A lightly toasted sandwich thin with cottage cheese and roasted red pepper hummus
A super sweet butterscotch
smoothie milkshake based off Katie’s Dashing Dish recipe –
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 15g vanilla protein powder
- ~6oz water
- 1 packet stevia
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 T fat free butterscotch Jello pudding powder
A baking adventure using fresh farmers market peaches to make Peach Rhubarb Crumb Pudding using the most retro and delicious Apple Crumb Pudding recipe ever (it has clearly had a lot of love).
Peach Rhubarb Crumb Pudding
Into a glass baking dish:
- 3 cups chopped fresh peaches
- 1 cup chopped defrosted rhubarb
For the crumb topping, mix together with hands in a separate bowl until crumbly:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- + I added a generous handful of rolled oats for fun
Top the fruit with the crumble mix and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
By far one of my favourite desserts of all time.
And therefore one I try to avoid making very often because it WILL be gone in a day.
My Friday night would show you a local music show at a small downtown pub full of plenty of loud, screamy bands where I inevitably got a “I didn’t know you went to shows like this!” I don’t frequent local shows that often but nearly every time I do I run into someone else that is overly surprised to see me there. Are little blondies not capable of enjoying ear splitting tunes? I just like music, people!
Friday night led to Saturday day, which meant:
& one serious case of sweet tooth overdrive.
Think puffed rice + Raisin Bran + frozen banana chunks+ plain yogurt + blueberry syrup + raw chocolate cake bits + swirly chocolate chips + mighty maple all in one little fruit-shaped bowl.
Almost as intense as Shutter Island, which my friend and I rented Saturday night after trying to go see Inception only to have it be already sold out for both 10 AND 10:30, even though we went at 9. Not cool. I want to see what the hype is all about!
A few nightmares later, Saturday night turned into Sunday morning, which turned into Sunday day, which turned into Sunday night, all of which involved a whole lot of relaxation. Forget GTL, this was a whole lotta RTL (Read, Tan, Lazy).
There was also plenty of dining al fresco:
Greens and tuna on brown bread.
Cob cornage and chicken wrappage.
And the blended bliss of almond milk, vanilla protein powder, peach slices, xanthan, guar and ice.
And then, just as the days before, Sunday night turned into Monday day which is where we currently sit. Well more accurately I’m currently sitting in the big comfy chair in the corner of my living room, just about ready to call it a night since Monday day has just about finished up.
Have YOU seen Inception yet? Is it worthy of its hype? I need to see it!