I rarely eat out at lunch, so most mornings I am rummaging through the fridge to find something to take to work for lunch. Of course, I tell myself one day I will plan everything and prepare it ahead of time, but that day hasn't arrived yet. Not to mention, I hate to waste leftovers.
Yesterday, it was leftover salsa verde chicken from the tostadas we had had for dinner.. I grabbed a couple corn tortillas to wrap the chicken. I was on my way out the door when I remembered I had an avocado. I am a huge fan of avocados and took that to add to the "tacos". My lunch ended up basically being avocado tacos with some shredded chicken thrown on top.
When I used tortillas I always heat them up over the burner on my gas stove. I like them warm with just a little blistering...it really brings out the flavor. However, at work we have an electric stove. I thought it would work pretty much the same way....not so much. They started smoking and burning immediately. Then they were sticking to the burner. While I was trying to peel them off the burners the office smoke alarm started blaring. It was a moment I was thankful I had the whole building to myself.
So after clearing the smoke and calming down the smoke detector, I set about assembling my lunch. My tacos were tasty, but truth be told they need something. Maybe crunch, spice, acidity - a slice of tomato, maybe. They were good, but just a little blah. I ended up eating the whole avocado, so the calories were a bit higher than I have been trying to do for lunch, but definitely less than fast food. Additionally, I saved money and feel much healthier about what I ate. Despite the drama I am putting this lunch in the win column.
Clearly there is a huge market for the food scented items. A quick look around the house revealed several products. I love the scent of my dish soap, but I am pretty sure it doesn't make me hungry. Maybe it is because I am doing the dishes after just having eaten. Or perhaps citrus scents are in a whole different category of appealing.
What a difference a day makes! This was the view on our street yesterday before I left for work. I know it was a lot of snow, but sometimes that just makes me more nervous. I think people tend to be a little more reckless when they drive thinking the roads are okay,
Today - clear roads and sunshine :) Granted it is -1 degrees this morning, but with sunshine I can work with the cold.
And those are the random thoughts in my world this chilly Friday. Apparently, we are expecting some more yucky weather this weekend. Maybe we will just hunker down and catch up on some of our favorite shows. I will definitely be considering becoming a Netflix subscriber - House of Cards was released today! We watched the first two seasons on DVD and I might not want to wait that long to see what ol' Frank Underwood is up to next.
Have a great weekend!