Some days are great. Correction, MOST days are great.
Most days are filled with happily bubbling soup, bittersweet chocolate chips, and stacks of cookbooks waiting to be read and cooked from. Some days are filled with these things. Some days. BUT, there are also days [like today, for example] that the Le Creusets remain cold on the stovetop, and it pretty much takes all of my self control NOT to bang my head against my desk. Several times.
On days like today, the last thing I want is to burn whatever it is that I might try and cook, because that would just send me hurdling into a certifiable five-year-old-style fit. I’m talkin throw-yourself-on-the-floor, ramble/yell-at-an-empty-apartment type situation.
(I do, however, have a boyfriend who is very good at doing the dishes when I make a big mess… that’s beside the point)
If you’re having a day that resembles mine, do the following:
Don’t heat up any metal.
Dinner? Okay whatever. Go grab the book you’ve been putting aside because you don’t have time to read it.
Feel better about the piece of pizza you inhaled on your lunch hour… on top of your normal lunch.
makes two healthy-sized smoothies
1 c frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 c frozen strawberries
1/2 c frozen peaches
1/2 c ice
1 c spinach leaves
about 1/2 c water
1. shove all of the ingredients into a blender
2. blend it
3. add water if needed, to loosen up to the right consistency
4. pour into a glass and sip with a silly-looking straw