I had a great time hosting Fitblog last night and I am so thankful to everyone who participated in the chat. I was super nervous going into it, my blog doesn’t have a big following and scheduling conflicts have made me miss the last month or so of chats. But it went so well. If you have an idea and you’re not sure if you should do it, just do it! The only bad thing is that you have a while between submitting your proposal (I think I submitted mine in June), being picked to host (July), and actually hosting (last night). So if you’re like me you have lots of time to feel anxious about it. But it was worth it, I’m already trying to think up another proposal.
Anyway, let’s talk about food. I’ve been adding my planned meals to the week to Monday’s posts, but then I never go back and talk about them. Let’s change that.
This is the buffalo chicken chili. I honestly don’t know if I like it. I used ground turkey instead of chicken (because Trader Joe’s doesn’t have ground chicken) and I cut the recipe in half. There are definitely way too many carrots and overall I think it kind of just tastes and has the texture of mealy tomatoes. But sometimes I like it. The crumbled blue cheese definitely improves it. If I were to make it again I might use boneless chicken breasts, cook them in buffalo sauce, and then shred them. And I would definitely incorporate celery. Maybe I’ll try my hand at it some day.
This is the Mexican stuff pepper. Where’s the pepper you ask? In the garbage. Peppers do not warm up well in the microwave, note to self. I’m annoyed I wasted money on peppers, but the filling is fantastic. It almost tastes like a chipotle burrito. I don’t know why, but it does. The only change I made to the recipe, besides putting the kabash on pepper, was adding pepperjack cheese instead of a combo of cheddar and Monterrey jack. Oh and while I cooked the peppers in enchilada sauce I didn’t top it with the sauce, it turns out I don’t like enchilada sauce.
I didn’t make this, but late night unhealthy bar food definitely deserves a mention. After my roommate Abby’s birthday party on Saturday night we made a 1am stop at Pork Slope for food. I have been dying to go since I heard they had tater tots. My two roommates and I ended up splitting a pulled pork sandwich (I ate a quarter of it), tater tots (definitely ate more than a quarter of those), cornbread, and coleslaw. The pulled pork sandwich was phenomenal. The pork was perfectly cooked, the sauce was very tasty and there wasn’t too much of it, the bread was perfectly toasted and buttery, and even the pickles (which I normally hate) were great. The tater tots were delicious and perfectly crispy. The cornbread was ok, I think I’ve made better cornbread and the butter that came with it tasted weird, too sweet creamy for me (but my roommate liked it). And the coleslaw was fine, I was happy it didn’t have mayo and I love vinegar so all was well.
Finally, when I went to edit those pictures on my phone I opened Line Camera which automatically opened to the camera and zoomed in on my keyboard below. How disgusting is that? What is wrong with me? I’m off to find some canned air.
And happy birthday to my dad! A year away from retirement!