Hello all! How has your
Saturday Sunday Monday been going?
… What? I’m posting on a weekday? Without homework nailing me into my chair? I can kneel on the floor and blog?! (Yes, I do!)
Score. :D Sweet freedom comes only once in a blue Pandora, and I’m going to savor it. By blogging, of course. ;)
To start off, I’ll recap some of my Sunday eats. A portion of breakfast was brought to you by my first loaf of Great Harvest bread, the sunflower crunch, which was dense, chewy, and chock-full of nuts and tiny yellow grains…
… and most importantly, circular! I was super excited to go to a real bakery and buy a real, circular loaf of bread. <3 I don’t think I ever want to go back to elongated buttock bread! See the lovely sunflower pattern on the bread, complete with a seed in the center? I’m not really sure what the yellow grains are, but they do help to make it delightfully crunchy. :) I like dense, chewy breads just as much as I love fluffy, soft ones.
I decided to have my second taste of this bread (LOVE the fact that they give such generous samples) with a savory twist:
A simple schmear of butter and shaved raw milk cheese was all this needed to taste great. Sooo much richness from the cheese… and so fun to shave off with a knife! :D Cheese ‘n buttah really do make everything better (I actually typed “butter”…). I would include bacon in that statement, except it failed here.
Lunch included a lovely jewel yam from Whole Foods from waaaay back when. Apparently, sweet potatoes last a long time, and I’m grateful for that, because this was divine. Ah, nothing like a roasted sweet potato. Not as sinfully delicious as my precious Japanese sweet potatoes, but it was tasty in its own lovely, orange right!
Savory was the name of the game on Sunday. After roasting in the oven at 375* for a little more than an hour till it was hot and caramelized, I topped it with more shavings of raw milk cheese, crushed, addicting edamame crackers from Trader Joe’s, and pepita dust. Mmmm… creamy and luscious from the sweet potato and the cheese that melted on it… made just salty enough by the pepita dust and crackers. <3
Speaking of pepita dust, Oster’s customer service told me that a new blender should be arriving in two to three weeks. Pray that this one won’t be as flimsy and break down after the first go…
Except for the beginning (I woke up ten minutes before I was supposed to leave), today was fairly relaxing for me, which was much appreciated after the everyday-sucks routine of last week. I basically did nothing except take a test, which I do not think I did well on. Invertebrates are hell, I say… the fact that I didn’t remember that crustaceans have two pairs of antennae killed me doubly. Ugh. -_- Not a good start to the new semester, but you know what? I’m not going to let this bring me down. This cannot nullify the joy of freedom that I’ve felt all day! Laughing, drawing funny pictures, listening to music, snacking on junky Snyder’s honey mustard pretzels (damn. addicting.)… can’t be beat :D One test failed? I can make it up with like, twenty more! :)
Q1: What texture do you like in a bread? Dense and chewy or fluffy are both fine with me, but I dislike “hard” breads that are hard to bite. :/
Q2: Sweet or savory?
Have a lovely evening, ladies! I wish you all a week filled with joy and relaxation :)