To say this week has been a doozy would be a gross understatement.
I can’t really say much else other than it’s been comedic, stressful, busy, exhausting and extremely random. Quite frankly, this week’s happenings have all caused me to go slightly crazy.
For example, I was at the new bakery/cafe by my apartment yesterday ordering what I now refer to as “The Sandwich That Changed My Life” when I was asked to pick from the daily bread offerings. I looked at Monday. Then I looked at Tuesday. My chocolate chip brown eyes scanned from Wednesday to Sunday before I finally asked, “Which day is it today?”
Anyways, it was Thursday so I went with the five-grain, snatched the sandwich from the cashier and went to bury my Everythingtarian face in my favorite red pashmina. I vowed never to go back, but that was before I tasted the sandwich. One bite of this grilled butternut squash, red onion, goat cheese + balsamic wonder, and I realized I am going to need to suck up my pride soon so I can eat this glorious creation again.
But truly, I am digressing here.
The point of this post was to do a review – specifically, a review of Chef Jet Tila’s Asian Cuisine products from Schwan’s, which I was sent for free for the blog. This traditional line of Asian dishes includes Thai Chicken Coconut Soup, Drunken Noodles, Salmon Teriyaki, Cantonese Steamed Cod with Ginger and Soy and finally, Chicken Lo Mein.
Let me tell you, I am so glad I agreed to these. They’ve saved me from going hungry all week. The best part? Chef Jet’s creations are all done in less than 15 minutes!
While they may be quick, there are some pesky nutrition stats that keep bothering me about these meals…
Not to mention the ingredients list is long and uses the word retard (which I loathe). I mean, do we really need good ol’ potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate to “retard spoilage?”
Funky chemicals aside, how did it taste?
Like deliciously greasy Chinese food.
And I loved it.
Although, I will admit I don’t think I would buy these with my personal dinero on the regular because of (a) said sodium content and (b) that creepy-looking ingredients list. But if I am craving greasy Chinese, all bets are off.
To balance out my exorbitant sodium intake, I’ve been eating apples.
Lots of apples.
I feel kind of like Elise.
I love that too.
I blew through a bag of farmer’s market Honeycrisps last week, and Mama Everythingtarian just sent me home with a bag of Minnesota-grown Haralsons.
Dark chocolate AND roasted coffee? Yes, please!
It was hearty, flavorful and filling.
I would buy these.
I wish I could tell you Friday has been an improvement over the week thus far.
However, I’m rocking the Mary Kate Olsen homeless chic look today.
That’s not a good thing.
To restore my self-pride, I’ve decided to go back for “The Sandwich That Changed My Life” today. I would like to say it’s because I want to redeem myself with the cashier (who I am convinced thinks I am certifiably nuts, especially after I told him I hadn’t showered in three days and then made him recite the list of ingredients for their homemade granola bars), but it’s really just for the sandwich.
And hoping it actually does change my life.
Or just my fashion sense.
I’ll take either.