yup-i'm quite aware i've been off teh internets for the past few days. my plate has been both literally full of stuff to eat and figuratively full of stuff to do. i still have a list of stuff that hasn't been done yet. (((sigh))) with temps turning way up here in southern indiana, i don't plan on doing too much cooking this week.
how do i manage to get my meals prepared, made, photographed, downloaded, and blogged about? i've shared with y'all that i spend about an hour or so tuesdays, thursdays, and sundays prepping food after my son has gone to bed for the night, so i have measured amounts ready to roll the next day when i cook. when i get up at 6:30 am, me and the boy eat breakfast, and while he's watching blue's clues i cook a dish, side, or dessert--sometimes all three. i can't do that too often or i run out of time before i go to work. THEN when i get home, i have dinner ready to go and photograph it outside in natural light on my side porch. after i have a few days of pictures banked, mr. jewbacca downloads them and they're ready to post on the blog. i try to blog every night, but sometimes i just run out of time.
if i've run out of time to blog at home, i'll do a quick product review from work, which brings me to my most recent review of kashi's veggie medley frozen sammich pocket. as with most of my product reviews, i scored this on sale at kroger's. kashi hasn't let me down yet, so i was fairly excited about trying this. they've really gone out of their way to make more vegan options which makes me deliriously happy.
the sammich? forewarning: THIS IS VERY SMALL. i mean REALLY SMALL. we're talking half the size of a hot pocket. like a flattened, filled, multi-grain dinner roll. the taste is pretty good and surprisingly filling if you're someone like me who is constantly on the go and needs to fill the tank with something reasonably wholesome. this would make a great snack at work instead of stopping by the vending machine for a bag of chips or getting fries from a fast food joint. the fiber and protein content in this little puppeh is impressive as well: 10 g protein and 6 g fiber--yay for pooping! i'd give it a full two turntables and a microphone, BUT since this is so depressingly small, i have no other choice but to give it a microcassette rating, guffaw. even on sale, i still think the size of what i got for the price i paid was kind of a rip off. that's the problem for convenience foods, though. you're paying for convenience.
tip: the instructions say to not cook it in the toaster oven, but that's the only way to get the pocket to get nice an' crispay. toaster oven at 400 degrees, 5 on one side, 3 on the other, then nuke for about 45 seconds. perfect.