As I haven't been cooking much, I've little to share in the way of recipes. Instead, I'll just write about random food things. I like food. I like some food a bit too much. Maybe if I write about it more, less will need to go into my mouth outside of proper meals. Life has just been hectic. Well, work has been hectic. Life is just starting to feel open again and I am not going to begrudge business outside of work hours, but our house and the kitchen needs some TLC.We eventually ate last night. I started my version of lo mein at 6:00 but was still working while cooking. It's not really a recipe but a lot of veggies cooked with cabbage, then General Tso sauce, ginger, chili flakes, with noodles tossed in. DD2 is not big on meat so DH had some precooked chicken on the side. I'd have loved an egg roll, but none to be had on hand. I put the last of a bag of waffle fries in air fryer too because the partial bag bothered me every time I opened the freezer drawer. It wasn't a budget meal, but cheaper than take out. I'm spending a fortune on groceries again but have amped up vegetables.
For treats I've been enjoying frozen Wyler's Italian ice. Eight in a box for a $1.00 at Dollar Tree and is a refreshing end of night treat. They are only 45 calories a tubie and satisfy that little summer weather craving I have at times.I haven't even ventured to Aldi this month, part of why my groceries out so high as I have shopped the local stores. I am spoiled with the price of $3.49 12 ounce bags of fair trade coffee at Aldi-comparable in either store was $7.99 as best price. I went ahead and unsplurged, and for $5.99 bought a massive cannister of Maxwell House. Now this is a brand I bought a few years ago, didn't remember at the time of purchase, and I didn't like it very much. Well, made with an extra scoop of grounds and a splash of milk, it is doing the morning trick. I'll stock up on my next Aldi run though.
I don't know if it will be much of an Aldi run, but more an Aldi stop on our way to the cabin. We haven't finalized the weekend yet, but plans are a bit wonky. DH works both Saturday, and a few stupid hours on Monday. DD2 is going with friends to another cabin, which has DH annoyed. I don't know why-he's only got the one day, and well, she's 20! It's much better if when he takes a weekend off, we can all actually be there for a few days together. We were talking food though-not college kids social lives at the peril of their dad. I'll connect with my daughter on what she is bringing or wants to stop and get. I have some baking mixes so will make a desert of some sort, and no doubt have a lot of fruit and veggies and dips. I'm trying folks!
I'm going to miss my sisters BBQ on Sunday, but we did see everyone at the wedding and earlier in the month after the park clean-up. For those in the US, who's planning any summer kick-off events? What foods might you be making or buying?