We got home from Philadelphia after midnight on Monday and Tuesday morning definitely felt a little rough. I had clinical practice all day so I had to solider through, but I became pretty much worthless the minute I got home. Same story this evening. However, I promise that if you make it through this post there will be two tasty peanut-y recipes waiting for you at the end!
Caffeine was a necessity Tuesday morning. My friend and I shared this Silk Dark Chocolate Pure Almond milk in our coffees.
My other hospital eats included… An Apple Cinnamon GoGo Squeez.
The KIND bar was the best. The name only references almonds and apricots but the base was pure coconut! It reminded me of a macaroon. I bought another one at the store today and I’m pretty jazzed about it.
My 2nd tasting of this ice cream left me with the same impression as my first ; it’s awesome.
Dinner was awesomely quick and easy.
A microwaveable Punjab Eggplant dish from Trader Joe’s (I ate the whole package),
with a serving of pita chips for crunch.
I ate another serving’s worth of chip crumbles straight from the bag.
Wednesday’s meals were even better than Tuesday’s, but they did get off to a late start. I’ll skip a long story about my unsuccessful breakfast and just say that I didn’t get to eat today until I got home from school. And I got home after class, lab, and several hours working on a group project.
I was hungry as hell and thrilled that my dinner plans could come together in under 15 minutes.
If we call that my “3pm breakfast,” then the food I ate from the hot bar while we were grocery shopping was lunch.
Farro with mushroom and spinach,
and sautéed green beans.
Both were quite tasty. This may have been the first time I’ve ever eaten farro and I enjoyed how creamy it was.
Dinner was snacks and beer. I got out my food processor for some peanut grinding took several taste tests at every stage of peanut butter production.
This honey roasted peanut butter comes together in a snap but it is one of Adam’s favorite things that I make (recipe is shared below). I also made Webster some pupsicles ; if I have to clean the food processor I’m going to make sure I really use it first! <– let’s be real; I’ve never cleaned the food processor, Adam always does it
We split a Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale that was the perfect blend of sweet and spice.
Then we started a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale that I didn’t enjoy and passed off to Adam.
You would not even believe how many pumpkin beers I still have left!
As promised, recipes…
, serves 2
4 oz dry linguine
1 cup frozen peas
2 cups frozen broccoli
2 tsp canola oil
4 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp tamari
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2.5 tsp sugar
(optional) dash red pepper flakes
(optional) 1-2 Tbsp peanuts
1 lb honey roasted peanuts (I highly recommend Trader Joe’s if you can get them)