Hello and Happy Thursday! Only one more day until the weekend. I can hardly believe that this one will bring the start of June!
No but actually, it’s really hard to believe, especially after last night, when I had to turn the heat back on in my house, and even then sleep under the covers in a long-sleeved shirt and sweatshirt. Also, on Tuesday one of my friends said she saw snow (that’s right, SNOW) falling in Boston. Not cool, weather, not cool at all.
I’ve been a little clandestine with my blogging activity lately, meaning that I’ve been lurking on many of your blogs but unfortunately not being able to fully read and comment. I do apologize and hope to be back to my previous level of participation very soon!
Part of my silence has been busy-ness/laziness, and to be perfectly honest part of it has been crankiness and not feeling like seeing all of the beautiful warm-weather food everyone else seems to be enjoying while I’m stuck in the rainy high 40’s (or mid-50’s if we’re really lucky). World’s smallest violin, I know.
To cope though, I’ve been eating lots of yummy hot food when I go out, and assembling scrumptious comfort food meals at home.
Yesterday I had a very satisfying vegetarian pho at a tiny Vietnamese & Thai restaurant in Woburn called Pho #1. It’s a little hole in the wall with some seriously delicious eats and a decent-sized veg menu.
The soup was hot and steamy and just what I needed.
On the side I had possibly the best summer rolls (for luck, y’know?) I’ve ever tasted. They were SO fresh and had just the right amount of mint. And that peanut sauce–wow!
I am considering going back today to get more of them, even though I brought my lunch.
At home I’ve been very into baked potatoes. A baked potato with chili is one of the quickest, cheapest meals I know of, and never fails to be delish, so that has made a few appearances. But the one I’m really proud of is my Loaded Baked Potato from last week.
Feast your eyes.
This thing was SO FRIGGIN GOOD! I baked the potato in the microwave, spread a little Earth Balance inside, then added steamed broccoli, a generous drizzle of Jackie’s cheese sauce (yeah definitely added more after the pictures were taken), and some chopped Upton’s Naturals bacon seitan on top.
I need to make some more cheese sauce, because I want to eat this again tonight. And maybe tomorrow night as well.
Oh also, this was my first time trying Upton’s bacon seitan and I am hooked! In case anyone is keeping track 🙂
See you all in your comments boxes soon!
Oh and a reminder–if you want to give Beyond Meat a try this weekend, you can get some using this Buy One Get One Free coupon. It expires June 1!