Sometimes, I just want to talk about my food…

Work was tough today. Mentally, that is. All day I dreamt of a trip to one of my favorite dessert spots:

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Normally, I hit up Loving Cup for the rice pudding…they have five different flavors everyday:

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The first flavor I ever had was Cookies n’ Cream:

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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:

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Today, I got a chocolate base with raspberries blended in. Topped with just a tiny bit of granola:

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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:

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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:

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Then I added the eggplant and let it cook. Once it was almost ready, I added liberal dashes of chili powder and cumin:

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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:

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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!

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2 Responses to Sometimes, I just want to talk about my food…

  1. Cookies and cream rice pudding?! That sounds incredible. I’m a bit jealous that you have a frozen yogurt place that makes the FroYo equivalent of Coldstone…I would love that! (I had a small cup of Blueberry Muffin Batter Coldstone ice cream last night. So very tasty.)

    Have a great day!

    • girlinchucks says:

      Yes! Cookies and Cream rice pudding! It’s pretty darned good. I’ve also had creamsicle, mocha, toffee, and madagascar vanilla w/black bottom (chocolate ganache!!). They usually also have rum raisin and almond butter. Mocha has been my favorite so far!

      Blueberry Muffin Batter? That sounds pretty darned good! It’s been years since I went to Cold Stone. There is one down the street from my work though, and a co-worker of mine learned that they WILL chop in ingredients that you bring in yourself. Can you say Peppermint Patty Ice Cream? My co-worker Sarah could!

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