wake up and smell the tofu scramble

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.

  • In which we give eMeals another go

    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.

    A definitive ranking of Hallelujahs

    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.

    1. The Canadian Tenors
    2. Kelley Mooney
    3. Tori Kelly
    4. Pentatonix
    5. Rufus Wainwright
    6. Leonard Cohen
    7. Brandi Carlile
    8. KD Lang
    9. 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.

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