Last night I made a delicious Spaghetti pie for my roommates but completely forgot to do a photo shoot before we devoured the whole thing. I’ll post it the next time I make it when I actually have photos, so you all can look forward to that. This post is just to announce that I’m feeling exceptionally crappy this morning so it may be a day or so before I can cook another recipe. I feel like someone stuffed sandpaper down my throat while I was sleeping. Today we’re all driving to Whiting Field for some special training event that I know very little about at this point. Its about an hour drive so we’re leaving earlier than usual. Hopefully I can get some sleep afterwards. Doesn’t look like I’ll be making it to gymnastics tonight, I don’t want to give the little kids whatever I have. While you’re anxiously awaiting my next post… try one of the recipes I’ve already shared and let me know what you think 🙂
San Diego September 10, 2009
Jeremiah and I after surviving the cross country (2 flight) cramped metal tube ride.
That’s my standard smile 🙂
After a 21 hour day of packing, checking in at work, traveling across the country and having dinner with my parents, I’m finally in San Diego at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot). My boyfriend (Jeremiah) and I got a room at the BOQ (military version of a hotel). Today we’ll meet up with my parents again and then go have breakfast before watching my brother on a motivational run with his platoon. Then he’ll shower and march back out for some ceremony after which he’ll be free to hang out with us all day. Today is “family day” so he can’t leave the base but he can hang out with us and get some better food than the chow hall and relax a little. I’m excited to see him since Christmas was the last time I got to spend time with him. He chose not to attend my graduation in May despite my offering to pay for his plane ticket. I heard some lame excuse about not being able to get off work. Bitterness aside, I’m really glad I was able to get some free time to come see him. This is also an experience that my boyfriend and my dad both went through in the past when they became Marines so it’s exciting for me to see the ‘magic’.
Vacation September 9, 2009
I know I’m just starting but I have to take a break for a couple days. My older brother is graduating from Marine Corps Recruit Training this friday in San Diego so I’ll be flying out to see it. In the mean time, I finally uploaded pictures from my phone and here are some of the food photos I’ve taken throughout this summer.
Layered dessert for the Fourth of July. Sweetened Strawberry puree, homemade soy tapioca pudding, blueberries.
Roasted Red Pepper hummus. My first attempt at a homemade dip thanks to my handy magic bullet. I used no olive oil, so it was less creamy than store bought but probably healthier.
This was dinner one night a while back. Romaine lettuce salad with honey mustard dressing. Curry couscous (from the box) with onions and italian flavored soy sausage mixed in. It was incredible!
One of my favorite burgers ever! A little cheeseburger from Five Guys with lettuce, tomato, onions and jalepenos (the key ingredient)
I sauteed snap peas, broccoli and red bell peppers with a store bought mango chipotle sauce. I like spicy 🙂
A delicious breakfast taco. Low carb tortilla (50 calories) around egg whites cooked with spinach and a generous drizzle of salsa.
My first ever visually appealing omelette. Its an egg white omelette with sauteed mushrooms and green onions and side of fresh raspberries (mostly for a pop of color)
Way better than it looks: Taboule salad mixed with green peas, celery, tofu and a packet of dry pesto sauce mix, served warm. It was heavenly.
So I hope this makes up for my lack of posts for the next couple days. I’ll try to get back into it when I return. If you like any of the above ideas leave a comment and I dig up the more specific recipe to repost. Have a great week/weekend!
Inauguration Speech September 6, 2009
Hello potential readers, this is not really a speech but I felt that my blog should have a introductory post. I’m not entirely sure what this will become but I enjoy cooking and my primary goal is to share food photos and recipes that I have made. I may include other random posts so don’t be upset if its not all about food. I’m inexperienced with cooking meat so at least in the beginning I will be posting a lot of sweets and sides or vegetarian dishes. Enjoy!