Here’s a roundup of all the interesting/different/boring food I ate this week.
There was a party at work Wednesday night (I wasn’t invited, thank god), but I did get to take advantage of the leftover food. I had a pulled pork sandwich and potato chips (I ended up not eating the chicken wings, I took a bite of one and it was too rubbery). So good, so filling.
Apple cider doughnut from the Greenmarket courtesy of our IT director. What is better in the fall?
I don’t think I’ve ever shared a picture of the feta and herb scones I am obsessed with from Bread Alone. I try to limit myself to one per week, but sometimes I’m bad and have two :)
We had a little Octoberfest celebration at work for the second year in a row. Sam Adams Octoberfest beer reminds me so much of college. It was the first “real” beer I ever drank (not Bud Lite or the crap we’d have in high school). It brings me right back to my first year of college.
This is a really terrible picture, I know, of the hard cider I had at a wine bar Friday night. I ordered it because their wines were all really expensive. The bartender poured a little for me to try and I thought it was very odd, but I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. So I tried more and decided I really liked it. It was super vinegary, but still good. I could only have one glass though.
Lunch on Sunday, a grilled cheese and apple sandwich (on 9-grain organic bread from Bread Alone) and roasted blue potatoes.
This is the roasted eggplant soup I’m eating for lunch this week. I like it, but I don’t love it. I would prefer it a little thicker. And there’s a certain flavor I don’t love, I added a teaspoon of cumin and a teaspoon or coriander. But it’s a good lunch, I like the suggestion someone made in the comments of adding tahini instead of cream, I might make it again and try that. And I’d probably add more garlic, no such thing as too much roasted garlic.
I had this for a treat on Sunday night while watching Homeland. It’s supposed to be a rainbow cookie, but it was kind of blah. I got it from Trois Pommes, where I’ve gotten good and bad things before. It needed more almond paste and to be more moist, it was very dry.
A co-worker made this caramel cake (I’m pretty sure it’s from this cookbook) and brought it in on Monday. It was amazing. I highly recommend it.
Finally, the lasagna soup I made for dinners this week. I didn’t remember to snap a picture of it, and the leftovers are already frozen, but I really enjoyed it. I ended up using fat-free ricotta, but if I made it again I would use the full-fat. Also, I didn’t put mozzarella on top, that made it too high in calories, but next time I might not do the parmesan/ricotta mix and just do the mozzarella instead. Really, anything with Trader Joe’s spicy Italian chicken sausage is delicious.