I’ve been trying to do a better job of eating breakfast every day lately. I generally haven’t eaten breakfast at all because everything gives me a stomachache and I’ve got stuff to do. But then I realized that everything doesn’t give me a stomachache. Just eggs and dairy and, naturally, non-dairy yogurt, all of which are things that I have historically tried to eat for breakfast.
So I’ve been on the hunt for some breakfast foods that don’t include eggs or dairy or non-dairy yogurt. It’s been a little bit tough, because the internet is super-obsessed with yogurt parfaits and overnight oats soaked in yogurt and every single egg and also kale- and cauliflower-laden smoothies which ew no, internet.
I’m mainly eating fruit, oatmeal or avocado toast in the morning so far. Or a couple of veggie sausages or small handful of deli turkey, if I’m feeling extra lazy. Today it was a bowl of cherries.
If I’m ever not feeling lazy in the a.m., I might give one or two of these a shot:
Berry Crumble Breakfast Bake
Brownie Batter Protein Shake
Crispy Hashbrown Haystacks
Double Chocolate Beet Muffins
PB&J Chia Pudding
Anywho, happy Wednesday to you. It’s nice to see you.
I’ve been in a meal-planning rut lately, so I decided to subscribe to eMeals again. It’s a meal-planning service rather than a meal-in-a-box service, so the costs are a lot lower than some of the meal subscriptions I’ve tried in the last few years.
I used the service years and years ago, and then I stopped using it when my free review subscription ran out. (You can read “Put meal-planning on autopilot” to see what I thought about it initially.) The plan options have changed quite a bit in the last half decade. You can switch your meal plan any time now rather than once a month, and I think there are more options now. For this week’s meal plan, we’re trying some recipes from their 30-Minute plan. I’m going to switch to Heart Healthy for next week, and I’ll probably try out some of the other options as well. I don’t know that I’ll ever give them a shot, but they do have Paleo, Vegan and Keto plans if that’s your thing.
Here’s what we’ll be having this week.
- Monday: Mexican street corn tostadas
- This is one of the eMeals recipes, and it looks pretty simple to put together. I’m going to see if Pete can make it himself.
- Tuesday: Pizza
- Rockford and I are going out to a concert, so I’m ordering pizza for my mom and the kids.
- Wednesday: Scattered
- The kids both have activities on Wednesdays, and they end at different times. So we’re here and there and here again.
- Thursday: Sticky Chicken
- It’s another eMeals option, and it sounds like it’s a mildly sweet stir-fry.
- Friday: Bacon-wrapped chicken with guacamole
- Our final eMeals meal of the week. I figure you can’t go wrong with bacon or guacamole, so I’m anticipating good things from this one.
Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.
I had a hankerin’ for some Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” the other day, so I fired up the ol’ Amazon Music machine and played it. And then it played everything titled “Hallelujah” forever and ever amen, and I listened to every “Hallelujah” cover until it hit Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah,” which isn’t a Leonard Cohen cover at all. Listening to nine different covers of “Hallelujah” in a row may not be a particularly productive use of one’s time but it is not unpleasant.
- The Canadian Tenors
- Kelley Mooney
- Tori Kelly
- Rufus Wainwright
- Leonard Cohen
- Brandi Carlile
- KD Lang
- Jeff Buckley
In our final analysis, Jeff Buckley’s version remains My Favorite Version of “Hallelujah.” KD Lang and Brandi Carlile are awfully close, though. “Hallelujah” needs to have a little grit and gravel to it. The Canadian Tenors are lovely singers, but they do not bring the grit nor the gravel. See also: Tori Kelly or Pentatonix.