Archive | February, 2012

week 20: veggie pigs in a spinach-laden blanket!

27 Feb

last week was my february break–thanks for yr bizarro holiday schedule, massachusetts! so, no pre-made breakfasts–i had plenty of time to make them every day. friday, though, i got back on the pre-making train to prepare for this week of normal schedule time.

since i had all this time off, i put more energy than i normally would into making whole wheat croissant dough… but still not enough energy to make actual successful whole wheat croissant dough. whoops.

but all was not lost! my big success of february break was that s and i went to the barn in greenfield, an overstock grocery store that i love  (incidentally, it’s actually where i got the veggie dogs i used to make this week’s breakfast–but that’s not my point). i saw this:

freezer case at a grocery store, with morningstar farm egg/cheese/veggie meat biscuit options on sale for 2/$3.

i don't *even* want you anymore.

it’s the veggie egg/cheese/meat biscuits whose not-quite-goodness made me want to start this blog–i was spending like $5 to get a pack of four of them and then they were not even that satisfying. but for $1.50? i would have snapped them up! this time, though, i walked right by, after taking a picture, because i have been so successful at making foods i actually want to eat!

so instead, i bought supplies to make breakfast, for even cheaper, and went home.

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week 19 update!

17 Feb

i totally made it this week. i could have even gone all 5 days–last night i really wanted to!–but on wednesday night i was really hungry and ate my breakfast at like 11:30 pm. bad idea! or rather, good idea at the time, but then regrettable upon reflection.

s peeled all of the rest of my hard-boiled eggs this week, so no more cool-guy egg sunglasses. it was way better.

next week is february break–a bizarro massachusetts thing that, working in a school, i am really into–so i don’t need to worry about breakfast. i have a pretty good store of breakfasts in the freezer, for a leftover week, but i also have some ideas i am excited about so i think i don’t need to use the leftovers right away.

anyway, this week’s stats:

  • breakfasts bought: 1. success!
  • pre-made breakfasts eaten: 4. one of which was at night. one day, i made a breakfast because i didn’t go into work at the regular time.
  • cost on supplies for breakfasts made: no money!
  • time to prepare breakfasts for the week: 50 minutesish.
  • tastiness factor (scale where 1 is not tasty at ALL and 5 is exceptionally tasty): 4–the muffins higher, the eggs a little lower.






week 19: blueberry corn muffins and hard boiled eggs

13 Feb

so, in my attempt to find protein-sources-on-the-side that i will eat for breakfast, this week i am trying with hard boiled eggs, because i really wanted a muffin this week. it felt like this was a good week to trial it, since next week is a vacation week so i get a bit of time to reassess my direction after friday.

also, my co-op has relatively recently come into a large amount of cook’s illustrated magazines. if you haven’t read cook’s illustrated, i recommend doing so–it’s fascinating, and they are just so precise. they test out EVERYTHING and tell you the best way to, for example, defrost cupcakes. our house is, suffice to say, not like that. so nicole and i were talking about making a half-assed cooking semi-illustrated response–i feel like i have a few thoughts to work in that vein on this post! i will put them in italics.

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week 18: tofu mini-fritattas and breadsticks!

6 Feb

last week i totally succeeded with the strata. this weekend, i was gone on the ema fund board retreat, which was awesome but weekend-consuming. while i was gone, shayn texted me that he had made me cheesy breadsticks for two reasons:

  1. to use up some frozen pizza dough he had made before, and to use up some mozzarella he bought on anniversarication, and
  2. because he is the best.

so that became what i based my weekend breakfast plans around.

last week, omer had posted a recipe for mini tofu fritattas on my fb page. i had been planning to make them some week when i make muffins–which i want to do soon!–but since i now had a grain and still needed protein and veggies, this seemed like a good time to do it.

my fritattas are not the beauteous golden things of the picture in the link. but more on that soon.

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