Work was tough today. Mentally, that is. All day I dreamt of a trip to one of my favorite dessert spots:
Normally, I hit up Loving Cup for the rice pudding…they have five different flavors everyday:
The first flavor I ever had was Cookies n’ Cream:
But today, I wasn’t interested in rice pudding. I needed FroYo. Stat.
At Loving Cup, you pick a base flavor, and then they actually blend in whatever you want. Kind of like the Cold Stone of FroYo:
Today, I got a chocolate base with raspberries blended in. Topped with just a tiny bit of granola:
It was fabulous.
Then I was ready to tackle my CSA box haul. I decided to make an “Eggplant Burrito”. Often times when I get a lot of produce, I prep it (clean, chop, etc.) ahead of time, so as the week goes on, I can easily grab a handful of this, or a handful of that. It makes me less likely to say, “Eh, cooking is too much work…let’s have pizza!” So while I got everything ready for dinner, I decided to chop up all of my bell peppers and one onion and one eggplant for usage this week:
After the chopping was done, it was time to make my burrito filling. I started by sauteing garlic and onions in some extra virgin olive oil. Then I added the bell peppers:
Then I added the eggplant and let it cook. Once it was almost ready, I added liberal dashes of chili powder and cumin:
Then I grabbed a Flat Out wrap, topped it with a handful of spinach and half of the eggplant–the rest is for lunch tomorrow. Then I made it even more awesome by adding a dollop of Fage greek yogurt, 1/4 of an avocado, 1 small chopped heirloom tomato and a sprinkling of mexican blend shredded cheese. The tomato was the BEST tomato I have EVER tasted in my entire life. It was perfect. Such flavor. Such sweetness. I want to marry it and have its babies:
Sorry. I was casting a shadow, but trust, me, it looked awesome.
And it tasted awesome, as just after this shot, I rolled it up and consumed it in about 30 seconds. Tasty!
Now I’m off to geek out with Star Trek: The Next Generation. Happy Saturday night!