Tuesday, June 30, 2015
I have to say, stuffing raspberries with things is really helping me to get used to the taste of them! White chocolate is pretty fun, too. I've tagged this vegan, although I'm not sure my white chocolate chips actually are. It would be very easy to do this lunch as a vegan version, if my white chocolate chips don't actually fit that bill.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Otherwise known as: I got to go to the store! And also, fresh Rainier cherries are available! My shopping trips are heavy on the very perishable right now, because of the upcoming move, so I may have overdone it in the produce section, but it made me happy.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
I will be so happy to get to go grocery shopping this weekend! Enjoy yourselves, whatever it is you'll be doing. I have more clearing-out to do, myself.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This was essentially a deconstructed tamale. It was good because I do like tamales, but the only thing really pizza-like about it was its shape.
By the way: the reason you're seeing so much reliance on prepared foods here lately is that I'm moving in a few weeks! I'm excitted to be getting a real kitchen again rather than the terrible little mini version against one wall of my current disastrous apartment. (So many stories I could tell...and every lunch you've ever seen was prepared in a kitchen that has the equivalent counter space of the cutting board you see every day.) Anyway, I've had little energy for proper cooking, as I've been busy going through all my worldly possessions and getting rid of a fair chunk of them. Next time I go to the store, I'll get easier food to prep from scratch so I live less out of the freezer, but at least I've got one tier here entirely out of fresh food, and I think as frozen food goes, this isn't terrible.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Trader Joe's makes the chicken pot pie ravioli--a fun change of pace, but I think somehow I'd rather have mini chicken pot pie itself. Pasta isn't quite the same as a crust. Still, these were pretty yummy.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This week is sort of variations on a theme, I guess, but I don't have many creative juices lately.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
It must be a fishy week for me or something! But I enjoyed this. My only regret is that I forgot to buy cucumbers, so I have nothing green here other than the dark streaks in the heirloom tomato, but you can't have everything.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
I never had smoked trout before. It seemed a little pricey just to try, assuming perhaps it wouldn't be that great. But it was so worth it. Smoked trout is the ham of the fish world, I think. The flavor, nice and smoky, reminded me very much of a good Virginia ham, though the texture (obviously) is more fishy.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
I love fried rice, and it's so great to have at the end of Week 2 of Not Going to the Store, but for some reason I rarely have it. I am an enigma.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This was a lot of different things. I liked the way the ham worked with the hummus. Altogether, mostly a successful lunch.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I had planned on crackers, but the crackers I had didn't fit in this box, and I was in a hurry. Hence, toast squares.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
It doesn't look like much, but it tasted wonderful.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
My Ph.D. graduation is tomorrow and I'm taking a few days off, so you'll see fewer lunches this week. I've had the diploma for six months, but there is only one ceremony per year. It's a funny feeling putting on a hat with a tassel for the last time. I expected something quite different from my career when I started this journey years ago. But even though the job I have now doesn't warrant regular appearances in funny hats, I still accomplished something, I think, so I'm going to go.