Somehow, I found two containers of the new chocolate Oikos greek yogurt in the refrigerator this morning. Naturally, even though it wasn’t the beloved caramel flavor, I had to try one. Me and greek yogurt are just meant to be.
So, I lacerated the covering and the first thing that popped into my mind was, “Hm, this looks like plain yogurt to me. I guess they didn’t use artificial colors! :D” But alas, when I tasted it, I thought, “Erm, this doesn’t really taste all that chocolatey. Am I missing something?!” And then my spoon hit the bottom of the container. Voilà—I found a magic pile of cocoa powder and chocolate chips just waiting to be mixed with the—yes—plain, yogurt. Oh gosh, what a concept!
Note the dramatic change in color after the proper mixing was done:
The verdict? Eh. I mean, it was tasty enough, but I could’ve just added chocolate chips and dark cocoa powder to plain greek yogurt and gotten the same result. Caramel, on the other hand, is a bit more difficult to recreate. I’ll have to track down that flavor ASAP. ;) And speaking of things to track down, has blood orange season begun already? If so, then I need to get my hands on some of those ASAP. They’re my favorite type of winter citrus. :)
Random breakfast items this week also included a delightfully runny microwaved egg topped with a sprinkling of wakame furikake—
Hello, my half-eaten beauty.
Slices toasted Great Harvest sunflower crunch with melted raw milk cheese were frequent, hearty additions to breakfasts during the week. Why? It’s ‘cause they’re pure. heaven. I’ve been eating this bread every single day since I bought it less than a week ago! I’ve single-handedly consumed about half of my loaf already! It’s just so good, and I’m a total bread + carb-a-holic, so I can’t resist… it calls my name every time I see it sitting on the kitchen counter! P:
Sorry that all of my pics in this post are an ugly yellow tint—I wake up when it’s literally pitch black outside, so I have to resort to unnatural, icky fluorescent lights to shoot my breakfast foods. :| I’ll try to get a proper shot of the melty-cheesy-toasted bread sometime. It’s just too tasty to not be commemorated properly! :]
I have a four-day weekend this week (end of the semester, woo-hoo~), but it’s totally packed. Tomorrow, I’ll be up by 7 AM—“late” for many other bloggers, I know—for a one hour-drive to a classmate’s house to work on our English project for The Canterbury Tales. And I wonder why I go to this school, where everyone lives so far apart. -_- This was one of the rare “creative” assignments our teacher gives, so we’re basically doing a giant collage of two rather sketchy women from the works. Ever since I stopped taking art, I haven’t gotten the chance to partake in a real, artsy-craftsy project, so it’s been a lot of fun. :] I miss just hanging around in art class sometimes…
I stayed after school today to attend a lecture at Carnegie Hall about genomes and sex. It was so much more interesting than the first one I went to, which was basically two old men spewing arcane, monotonous nonsense (to me, at least). I couldn’t help but sleep through practically the entire thing last time (the man’s voice was just so dull), but the biologist this time had an Australian accent, which automatically perked things up a bit. I could also understand what she was talking about, so I only found myself on the brink of dozing off simply because I was drained from the week. I think I did okay on the math midterm today, but it seems that whenever I feel okay about something, it turns out to be the opposite. And vice-versa. School is a vicious mind game for me…
By the way, I packed the best. sandwich. ever. for dinner tonight. I didn’t photograph it, of course, since I won’t risk lugging my precious SLR to school with a bunch of heavy binders and textbooks. It consisted of two thick slices of sunflower crunch, a smear of cilantro-jalapeno hummus from Trader Joe’s on one slice and vanilla-cantaloupe jam on the other, a few shavings of the amazing raw milk cheese, and two slices of deli ham. Chewy, dense, crunchy bread + spicy hummus + sweet, deeply vanilla-flavored jam + rich, aromatic cheese + salty ham = sdfijsofjsdiofj. Yup.
I think I’m going to keep track of the little things from now on. It’ll be fun to look back on this stuff and descry all these little tidbits of life right now. The big things are important, but the details make everything all the more interesting and personal. Plus, things like a schoolwork schedule will hopefully keep my guilty conscious strong when I slack off. :D
Craving of the Day
* Dolsot bibimbap. I’ve been craving it all week…
* Goat milk yogurt
* Sunflower seed butter
* Coconut butter
* Crazy Richard’s creamy peanut butter (Yes, I buy a LOT of nut butter.)
* Toasted black sesame seeds (I go through these things too quickly!)
* Multigrain Puffins (must try)
* Chocolate calcium chews
* Vosges chocolate
Things to Accomplish: 01/29/10
* English group project
* Chemistry midterm studying: chapters 11-12
* Chemistry lab report (finished tonight, 10:40-ish, woot!)
* Biology reading: Chapter 34 (VERTEBRATES! Ugh.)
* Chapter 35 note card
Q1: What’s the BEST sandwich you’ve ever created?
Q2: How do you hide the fact that you are asleep during a lecture?
Q3: Are you a carb-a-holic? Veggie-craver? Carnivore?
Q4: What’s YOUR craving of the day?
Okay, I be going to beddie now. But tonight… not without a prayer. Let me try this again. I need to find a little peace before the busy days commence…