For breakfast this morning, I decided to use up the dregs of some things that had been sitting in the house for a while. For some reason, I get an incredible amount of satisfaction from finishing a container off, whether it be scraping the bottom of the peanut butter jar to draining the bottle of Diet Coke. This morning I experienced this feeling a wondrous three times. I started my bowl with the last soy yogurt in the fridge. I had bought this when I was home for Thanksgiving and I was very happy to find that it was still nice and fresh. This stuff has taken a while to grow on me, and while it really isn't anything like real yogurt, it has a nice creamy texture that I haven't been able to find in other places.
I set my last piece of homemade vegan pumpkin pie on top. I had made this recipe from the Fat Free Vegan's site for Thanksgiving, and since I knew none of my family members were huge fans of it, I froze the last of it while I was away at school. It had a nice creamy texture and it's savory flavor was a nice contrast to the tang of the yogurt.
Yesterday I was reorganizing our cupboards to fit our Costco haul (it was my dad's first time going, and he was pretty much a kid in a candy store - between the bulk candy and slabs of meat [gross and grosser] he was pretty impressed with it all) and I found this mystery bag. These little balls were a subtle peanut butter flavor and added some much-needed crunch to my breakfast.
Paired with a big mug of green tea and a side of melon, this breakfast of dregs was pretty phenomenal. I'm a big fan of using up what you have in the fridge and I find that some of the most random pairings are often the most creative and delicious. Have you made any strange but brilliant food lately?
Today my mom is off doing Christmas prep so I have the house to myself. It's rather refreshing to have a little quiet time after being reintroduced to the crazy family dynamic. It's a huge contrast to my study-intensive college life and for now I really like the hustle and bustle of everyone's schedule. Hopefully I can make it through a month of it without feeling like I have no space or privacy - that's the biggest downside of this whole living with the parents thing.
Today I'm going to try to workout a bit inside since it's like 14 F with windchill out there, and then once my brother gets home from school we're going to start on our Harry Potter marathon [yes, we're dorks]. The library had the first 5 movies and our goal is to get through all of them in a week so that we can return them on time. Wish us luck!