Hodgepodge

Helloooooo!!! I’ve been living such an exciting food life the past couple of weeks, but hardly any of it managed to get on my camera 😦 Here’s what I managed …

A giant, serving bowl-sized Greek salad (all for me!) with romaine, cucumber, red pepper, grape tomatoes, feta, homemade toasted pumpkin seeds, and oregano:

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Dinner at Duke’s with Amanda, Willie, Ali, and Danny, complete with a basket full of cornbread, biscuits, and gravy:

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I ordered an unremarkable salad but had a glorious bite of Willie’s chicken-fried steak:

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And a glorious 30 bites of Amanda’s macaroni and cheese:

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A few nights later, I saw Amanda again (along with Meghan!) when I went to their apartment for our book club meeting. Meghan made balsamic-glazed pork chops this time!

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Mmmmmmm, can’t you just smell it right through the computer screen?

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While dinner was cooking, we nibbled (inhaled) French bread with brie and fig jam:

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Bread + spreads = nothing better.

First course was butternut squash soup:

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Followed by the main attraction, of course: balsamic-glazed pork chops with broccoli:

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I rounded out the meal with dessert: leftover cake from work (where else?!) and Stonyfield nonfat chocolate frozen yogurt:

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Later in the weekend, Wes came over to watch the playoffs with the new roommates (Clare AND Erik!), so I made chili … the leftovers of which I obviously ate for lunch all week:

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It was perfect for all the freeeeeeeezing days we had. The chili was a random mix of beans, onions, garlic, carrots, meatless meat, and probably much more stuff, topped with shredded cheddar, nonfat sour cream, and blue corn chips:

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To cap it off, Jessica shared the delicious bakery-fresh cookies that she received courtesy of a certain secret admirer.

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The lemon icing was so refreshing and delicious that I wanted to eat 50 of these cookies, but supplies were limited and I only managed to get my hands on one. Thanks for sharing the love, Jessica 😛

To ice or not to ice?

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