Howdy Ho Ranger Joes!
I really don’t know where that came from.
But I’m just going to role with the Full House reference and take it as a sign that I’m officially on vacation.
And totally ready for the upcoming days.
End of the world? Check.
Giveaway post? Check… See below for a sneak peek at what I have in store for you all tomorrow.
WIAW post? Check.
I’ve been so thrilled with how my Christmas vacation has been going so far. One of the things that I’ve really been loving is getting to make all sorts of amazing food. Food for me, and food for them. “Them” being my family. So today’s WIAW post is going to be a little show-down of Me vs. Them in terms of food. I think you’ll quickly see a difference. Ha.
Disclaimer: These posts do not reflect everything that I eat during a day. There are a lot of unpictured snacks like fruit and vegetables, as well as undocumented nibbles as I’m making my meals.
Me: Banana “Ice Cream”
Them (aka. Mom): 2 fried eggs with 2 slices of buttered toast
Me: Microwave Veggie and Rice Soup
I finally did it! I made SOUP.
You didn’t think I’d leave you without a recipe, did you?
Microwave Veggie and Rice Soup
Gluten-free, low fat, vegan, nut-free, microwaveable
- 1/4-1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 1 cup water
- 1 serving (3/4 cup) baby carrots
- 1 cup sliced zucchini
- More water as needed
- Add uncooked rice and water to a medium-sized bowl. Microwave for 8-10 minutes until cooked.
- To the cooked rice add the carrots and zucchini. Cover with more water (about 1/2 cup).
- Cook for an additional 6 minutes, or until veggies are soft when pierced with fork.
- Enjoy alone, or with an added protein.
I mixed in turkey meatballs with mine!
For added convenience, I transferred the soup to a coffee thermos and ate it on-the-go.
Them (aka. Mom and Dad): Bubble Pizza
I love making food for my family. One such food is Bubble Pizza. It’s a cinch to make.
It is not however, allergy-free, but I’ll include substitution ideas for all of the questionable ingredients and hopefully you can make this dish to fit your needs. It’s seriously delicious!
- 12 canned biscuits*
- 1 jar (3 cups) pizza/spaghetti sauce*
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese*
- Meat (optional): 1 pound cooked ground beef, sliced pepperoni, sausage
- Vegetables (optional)
- Tear half of the biscuits into four pieces and distribute evenly into a sprayed 13×9 casserole dish. Place in oven as it is preheating to 400 degrees.
- Meanwhile, tear the other half of the biscuits and place in a bowl. Add the pizza sauce, 1 cup of cheese, and any desired add-ins like meat or vegetables (I added pepperoni).
- Remove the dish from the oven when preheated. Spray again to prevent sticking as the oil will have baked off.
- Pour the mixture of biscuit, sauce and cheese over the baked biscuit layer.
- Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top and add a layer of pepperoni (optional). Bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Any biscuit recipe will work, including vegan and gluten-free variations. Just make a batch, divide it in half, and separate into small pieces.
- Again, any pizza or spaghetti sauce will work here. If allergic to tomatoes, you can use a creamy alfredo sauce or a sauce made from pureed peppers and carrots.
- A shredded soy or nut-based cheese can be used in place of the mozzarella cheese to make this dairy-free and vegan.
On the way back from my doctor’s appointment today my mom and I stopped at Whole Foods to buy a few necessary items, as well as to get supper. I was starving!
Me: From the hot and cold bar- Salad with lettuce, cucumbers and shredded carrots; brown rice; roasted rosemary chicken.
Them (aka. Mom): Slice of pepperoni and sausage pizza; orange cranberry scone.
Me: Apple Chips.
I saw these apple chips featured on Modern Girl Nutrition, so when I spotted them at my college’s convenience store I knew I had to buy a bag.
Sweet. Crunchy. Amazing.
I was so inspired that I even made my own in the dehydrator yesterday (I’m in love).
Them (aka. Family): Junk Food Galore.
I had a lot of money leftover on my meal plan from school (still have over $100 from this semester), so before I left I bought up some snacks for my family. A few I’ve already given to them, and a few I’m saving for makeshift Christmas gifts.
Well, could you see a difference in the meals we ate? I bet you could.
But anyways, moving onto the sneak peek of the giveaway that I have in store for you all! Check back on Thursday. There will be multiple ways to win, and you don’t want to miss it.
That is all.
Are you on Christmas Break yet? If not, how many days do you have until you’re off?
Do you ever compare your food to others? I know I sure do!
Are you ready for my giveaway? Say “yes!”