Have you ever finished (or been in the middle of) making a cake batter or cookie dough and thought to yourself, “I should stop here. Baking this couldn’t possibly make it taste any more lovely than it already does”? Yes? I thought so. When I was younger, I’d tell my mom I was making chocolate chip cookies, but secretly I just wanted to eat that cookie dough, raw eggs and all. Clearly I was not concerned about salmonella in the least. I’m pretty sure the recipe I used was supposed to produce 60 cookies, but somehow I usually wound up with 40 or so. What a mystery……
There are certain foods that you simply cannot get enough of, no matter how much or how often you eat them. Chocolate, avocado, and sweet potatoes are my big three. Chocolate is the pretty obvious one because, apparently, every female is essentially addicted to the stuff. I remember one night in particular, having bought a few new bars of chocolate to sample, going just a bit overboard, to the point that I felt nauseous. There’s no way I’ll be eating any chocolate for a week,” I naively told myself. Of course, I was back for more samples the following day. Bad memory? Maybe. Or maybe I just really like chocolate….
Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop in for a quick life update.
It’s been a bit over a week since I’ve left the comforts of home for Kentucky, where we’ve had beautiful weather, amazing climbing, and wonderful food. Though I wasn’t able to pack my kitchen into the car, I’ve still been eating very well. We brought plenty of snacks to power us through long climbing days, which aren’t much different from what we eat at home. A huge bag of granola, oatmeal bars, dried fruit, nuts, and a surprise favorite, cumin carrot crackers, have been all we need to keep us going.
Dinner is always a much deserved treat. There have been many huge veggie and bean bowls topped with the requisite avocado, gomasio, and of course plenty of hot sauce. No hummus though which has been a bit of an adjustment. In spite of this, I am happily surviving. Actually, I take that back. We went to a charming, homey little restaurant last night called the red river rock house, where I was delighted to find freshly made hummus wraps packed full of homemade hummus and veggies, a black bean an mushroom burger ( so good!) and a bit of guacamole for good measure.
I’ll check back in before the trip is over with another update, and some pictures, too, if the Internet will cooperate for long enough to upload them.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? What are your favorite meals to cook when your out in the elements, or just away from your own kitchen?