Friday, October 14, 2016

The Nom-Noms Are In!

Yesterday I had lunch with my best ol' ex-teaching buddy Mabel. I went all out, not making a terrible choice, but not making such a wise one, either. I had two big pretzel sticks with mustard dipping sauce. The only unfortunate detail of my appetizer meal was that the pretzel sticks were deep-fried. Like Krispy Kreme donuts, perhaps. Let the record show that nowhere on the menu does it tell you that the pretzel sticks are deep-fried. However...I had them last time, so I knew.

Anyhoo...my pretzel sticks were real, and they were spectacular. Sorry there's no picture. They were gone before I knew it! I ate them with a knife and fork, although if I ever have a Snickers bar again, I will forego the cutlery. I heartily enjoyed my giant fried pretzel sticks, and as the last morsel crossed my lips, I suddenly felt remorse, and apologized to Mabel: "Oh! I meant to offer you a taste, but I just ate the last bite!" Mabel said she did not want to try them. She's a pretty good liar, I think. To my credit, I resisted the urge to pick up the bowl of dipping sauce and lick it clean.

When I got home, I knew that supper would be light. For me, anyway. Farmer H is another story, which will be told elsewhere over the weekend. I had my tastebuds set on my new favorite frozen meal, Great Value Salisbury Steak and Potatoes.


Only 340 calories! In case that means anything to you. As an added treat, I had a bowl of steamed carrots/broccoli/cauliflower on the side. Don't worry, I heated it in a regular glass bowl in the microwave, not that foam bowl that probably gives off none-too-healthy gases when nuked.

Are your salivary glands leaking yet?

3 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I would be happy with just the veggies! I love them steamed, but I loved them even more when they are roasted! The flavor is so intense. Just a little salt and pepper. Olive oil is good, too. Makes the seasoning stick and it is even good for you. Coconut oil is my next best favorite. I have taken to baking with it. This way I can justify that quarter loaf of apple/carrot bread I just scarfed down. It was good for me!!

Sioux said...

If somebody bought me a big salad, I could eat that and the steamed veggies. (I try to stay away from most red meat.) However, your dinner does look like it was delicious.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Kathy,
When I do a LOT of veggies, I put them in a roasting pan (identical to the one outside full of cat kibble) with a little vegetable oil, and sprinkle them with Hidden Valley Ranch Dip powder. Oh, and sometimes I lay bacon across the top. Farmer H enjoys them roasted like this (but mainly the bacon), and even The Pony strapped on the ol' feedbag when we had them.

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Sioux,
Well...I wouldn't describe what's in that TV dinner as MEAT. You could always stuff portions of it in your borrowed-coat pockets with Gramma Mimma's napkins.