Today was relatively calm on the food front — a rare occurrence! — because most of my coworkers spent the afternoon in a workshop. I was so busy catching up on paperwork this morning that I didn’t even notice I was hungry until around 12:30!
For lunch, I finished up all of the food I had collected on Monday: Inginia’s mac & cheese, Vianni’s fried rice, and my mixed-grain salad.
On the side, I had my last cup of roasted veggies from Friday night‘s collection:
Also on Monday, a mom brought me this fancy mango yogurt smoothie drink.
I’m definitely a plain yogurt girl and find the flavored ones too sweet, but I wasn’t about to turn down good nutrition, added sugar or not! I mixed half of the shake with half of the plain yogurt I had packed and topped it with 1/4 chopped apple and 1 tbsp vanilla almond granola.
It was delicious, and I have another identical yogurt combo waiting in the work fridge for lunchtime on Friday :-).
Dessert was a piece of chocolate chip blondie and a piece of oat-and-jam bar, also from the event last Friday night:
When I finished with my visits later in the afternoon, I enjoyed another 1/3 cup of asparagus-guac with a serving of riceworks:
This asparagus guacamole is great! It keeps really well (no browning whatsoever), and I can barely tell that it’s not all avocado! This batch is a little bit on the bland side, but that’s only because I took the shortcut route and mixed it with jarred salsa instead of fresh stuff. Next time!
I also had two fig newtons from Nydia with a spoonful of vanilla frosting left from all of the cake excitement this week. Far be it for me to let a jar of frosting languish …
And I ended the day with this Bomba Acida from Belkis’ candy jar. It wasn’t sour at first, but I’m a candy-biter — and WHOA did I get a shock when I bit into the middle of this one!
The middle was filled with some extremely sour liquid — my eyes actually started tearing! But I crunched through until the whole thing was successfully ingested, of course.
I’m so pleased with how all of the food I’ve gathered this week lasted exactly through today. The work fridge has been full of my leftovers all week, and now it’s not. Perfect timing since I won’t be there tomorrow (class day). Thanks to all my food contributors!
I also picked up yet another load of overflow food bank donations as I left the office at the end of the day … but you’ll have to wait until my next post for those!
Obviously, food maintenance is my favorite and most satisfying sort of house/office-keeping task. What’s yours?