I like to cook food.
I like to make new recipes. A large part of my blog is about trying all of your recipes and sharing what I’ve made. I like to collect them, pin them, and get the groceries to make them. I like to have good things to choose from in my fridge so that I can come home during the week, tired, and still have some sort of proper meal ready in t-minus 5 minutes.
Buttttttt…. let’s be real. That’s all part of the picturesque life. Behind that love of cooking and grocery shopping and having lots of good food in my fridge, actually lies a great many nights where I feel like doing anything but cooking. Sometimes I have zero groceries and have zero will to remedy that. Sometimes I actually enjoy the challenge of using up all the random scraps in my fridge. Monday… was one of those days.
I had next to zero groceries. A bruised apple, a pepper, a couple wilted green onions and a near empty bag of grated cheese were about all she wrote. I had just gotten back from being away for the night, and did I want to stop at the grocery store? Hellll nooooo. Did I feel like cooking or prepping anything for the week ahead? Hellll nooooo. And to shoot myself in the foot even more, I did not want to spend any money on going out. So, this is what happens when I don’t want to cook, I don’t want to get groceries, and I don’t want to go out. Welcome to the glamorous life.
Welcome to the weekly foodie crawl
When I was gone, I picked up this mighty massive pumpkin muffin from Dan’s work. I actually didn’t expect to eat it so soon (I thought I’d freeze it for a more dire circumstance)… little did I know that this actually was that “dire circumstance.”
Pumpkin muffin / butter / coffee (2/3 decaf 1/3 regular)
Finishing off leftovers to the MAX. Does anyone else leave like, a half or tiny portion of a dish in the fridge? When I’m stuffed, I still can’t waste anything – so whatever is remaining goes back in the fridge. This was the repercussions of that x 3: the final scrapings of a spaghetti squash, the last measly serving of my Spiced Lentil Salad Dip (yesterday’s recipe), and the very last end rump of my Buckwheat Pumpkin Raspberry Loaf. Zero waste. Dig it.
Spiced Lentil Salad / Spaghetti Squash / Buckwheat Pumpkin Raspberry Loaf / Peanut Butter
I discovered this completely crumbled homemade granola bar in the bottom of my backpack. It must have been there for, mm, 2-3 weeks. Score. Then I yanked some hallowe’en candy from the green room to make myself feel festive.
Homemade Granola Bar / Candy
I seriously debated taking myself out for something after rehearsal, since I knew there was zip waiting for me at home and no way did I want to actually cook anything. Actually, I went to the falafel place, but it was kind of full and my feet were wet…so I begrudgingly put my craving aside and figured I’d be able to pull something together at home. I spy: taco chips – top right cupboard! Pepper! Cheese! Oh hey there nearly expired salsa. …… this can only mean one thing…
Nachos on the coffee table.
Nachos (cheese, pepper, onion, salsa, tortilla chips)
Kind of sad nachos, but nachos nonetheless.
Does anyone find that no matter how much cheese you actually put on, and no matter how well you use the layering method (a necessary nacho mandate), there is NEVER enough cheese at the end!?! Its like the melting makes half of it disappear. Never enough cheese, friends. Never enough.
Okay so, even when I have zero real food in my fridge, chances are high that I still have a stash of baking/chocolate/sweets in my freezer. When THAT runs out, we know we are in trouble. Is it bad that I will get groceries or bake to restock my freezer chocolate stash before I restock my vegetable crisper?
No bake peanut butter chocolate fudge / Oreo Dairy Milk chocolate bar / pear
Oh and I eat on my lap, a lot.
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Thanks to Arman and Laura for helping us showcase a day of eats – no matter how glamorous it happens to be.
Do you put small portions of leftovers back in the fridge?
What’s your go-to meal when you have “no groceries?”