I did say at one time that, now that the wedding is over, I would be cooking again. I did actually say that. I think…yes…I said it here . So it’s there, in print. By now, I figured I’d be prancing around the kitchen, whipping up exciting French dishes with a list of ingredients longer than my arm.
Tonight for dinner we had chicken breast, zucchini, and rice. Not sure how many French citizens are dining on chicken breast, zucchini, and rice, but I imagine not very many.
So here I am, still stuck in that cycle I spoke about, waiting for a creative meal to push me back into homecooked happiness.
Until then, a couple of notes. I’ve received a few products lately that I’d love to show you, all worthy of your time and interest!
Top right: . We were sent Chocolate Chip Coconut and Sweet and Savory Almond. Both flavors were quite tasty but we especially liked the coconut! The appearance, a lovely green color, was a little unnerving but they were chewy and soft and made a good breakfast.
Bottom left:Food Should Taste Good is too good to me. They sent a fun summer adventure bag filled with chips (of course) and awesome beach toys like a frisbee, can opener, koozie, and the bag itself. Awesome – we always love FSTG chips!
Bottom right: These individually packaged pistachio bites didn’t last long in our household. In fact, by the time I took a picture, only that one beautifully-modeled bite was left! The bites are from Setton Farms and include pistachios and dried cranberries. Beware – they’ll go fast!
Top left:OXO sent a package of fruit tools, in which I used the strawberry huller nonstop and the pineapple corer once or twice to cut some juicy rings. I did actually core with ease and make it a pleasant experience. Let’s face it – I was scared.
I also received Tasty Bite all natural international foods, and Red’s all natural frozen quesadillas and burritos. We already love Red’s products but wanted to try the full variety. Highly recommend those if you’re OK with convenience food. The ingredient lists are simple and you’ll love the quality taste. I’ll let you know what we think of Tasty Bite!
Lastly, I want to post about the upcoming 2013 St. Louis Craft Beer Week . This is always an exciting week for the city and many, many events are planned to entice newcomers into the craft beer world, and allow an opportunity for celebration for those more seasoned craft beer drinkers.
This year’s craft beer week is July 27 – August 4, 2013 and includes fests, beer dinners, tastings, and all kinds of local parties to wet the palate and fill the belly.
One of the best events of the week is the screening of Crafting a Nation , a documentary on “American craft beer and the economic revitalization of small business.” This documentary features a few St. Louis breweries (as well as others) and is a great event for those into the business of craft beer.
Purchase tickets here and join craft beer drinkers on July 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at MX Movies on Washington Ave!
Thanks for sticking around! I’ll be back on Wednesday with a huge Food Media Forum giveaway!