Tonight’s meal was, yet again, inspired by what was on sale at the grocery store! It’s not quite Poor Girl Eats Well cheap, but it’s still pretty darn inexpensive. I got out of work a little late today (ok, like a half hour late) and then headed to the grocery store with NO idea what I was looking for other than some protein for a special BBQ tomorrow.
I walked through the produce section first, as always, and was THRILLED to see baby spinach, buy one get one free, so that went into the hand basket. My favorite organic extra firm tofu, Nasoya, was on sale too! Usually $2.99, today it was 2/$4 so two containers went into the hand basket. Next, baby tomatoes were only $1.00, and my favorite La Tortilla Factory wraps were 2/$7 (which is a HUGE discount!)
You may have noticed that I said “hand basket” instead of “cart”. When I’m grocery shopping for a small amount of things (or intend to shop for only a few things) I grab a hand basket instead of a cart. I alternate arms, and look like an
ass idiot doing bicep curls with it.
Anyway back to the shopping. Chicken was on sale too, as well as the intended protein for the BBQ, and a new flavor of Turtle Mountain coconut milk ice cream: COOKIE DOUGH! I’ve seen this all over blogs and have been dying to try it! It wasn’t on sale… but it never is! Finally, I came to the refrigerated condiment and fancy cheese section and grabbed a container of my favorite hummus: Sabra Original. Cheap you might ask? Oh yes, be jealous, thanks to Twitter and a contest hosted by Sabra, I got a coupon for a FREE TUB of Sabra hummus! FREE HUMMUS!!!
Of course, I have to stop at the grocery store on my way home again tomorrow because I forgot cereal and charcoal. Oh well, maybe they’ll be on sale too!
OH, and I have to confess: I did not go to Jazzercise. By the time I got out of work, done with the grocery store and post office, it was already past starting time. Things happen for a reason though…
On to dinner (which well, would make sense, right?) This is not so much a recipe as it is a procedure, and the ingredients are delicious as is, but could be changed. I wrote this "procedure” in 6th grade expository essay style. I call this:
First, slice a brick of extra firm tofu into 12 slices, lay on a bed of paper towels, cover with more paper towels, and another cookie sheet. Weight with a couple heavy books, a cast iron skillet, a small child… just enough to squish most of the moisture out of the tofu. Allow it to sit at least a half hour.
Next, remove the heavy objects and paper towels, and drizzle about 2 tsp. of olive oil over the tops of all the slices (2 tsp. total, not on each slice). Sprinkle with adobo seasoning or garlic powder and chili powder.
Then, heat a large skillet with non-stick spray. Add the tofu, seasoning side down to the pan. Sprinkle more adobo on top. Flip the tofu slices after the under side is well browned, and brown the other side. Keep the tofu warm as you assemble the wrap.
Place a high-fiber wrap of your choice on a plate. Smear with 1/4 of a smashed avocado:
I also added some hot sauce (Valentina, in case you were wondering), then rolled it up into a rather messy burrito-type wrap:
I brought Adam his wrap before I assembled my own, and by the time I got into the living room (where we eat, yes in front of the TV), his was almost gone! This is the sure sign that a dinner is good! Once I tried mine, I agreed: this was a great thing! After sitting a little bit after eating, I decided I needed a second wrap. See, I have this problem where I eat tiny little meals throughout the day, and they hold me over just fine, and then I get RAVENOUS in the evenings! So, my second wrap contained: Sabra hummus, spinach, tofu, hot sauce, and a little bit of cheese. QUITE GOOD ALSO!!! I really think hummus makes things better, much like bacon makes things better!
Operation “Really Cool Thing” will be here on Friday! I’m beyond excited, and the few of you that know about said “Really Cool Thing” seem to agree that its “really cool!” No hints other than that, you’ll just have to wait and see!
There’s no guest for dinner tonight either… could the next one be you? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org ! Tomorrow though, I’m having real guests for dinner!! Two foodie friends are coming over for a BBQ! HOORAY!
I’m off to try my ice cream, relax, and maybe go for an evening walk with Adam since it’s SO beautiful out!
Have a wonderful night!