SooooOoo… I didn’t post about it anywhere online because the internet is full of psychos, but Brandon was gone the past few weeks on his first trip EVER overseas. The lucky duck got to visit Hungary, Belgium and Germany for a business trip! I was over-the-top happy to have him home after two whole weeks. I was so excited the day he got home I even took a half day of work and surprised him at the airport so he didn’t have to take a cab home and we could spend the afternoon together. First time I have EVER successfully surprised him. YES!
While the dude of the house was gone, I reverted back to my college ways of veggie bowls and faux-dinners. If you have been tagging along since I started the blog way back in my last year of school, you may have noticed the shift from single-sized dinners to leftover-friendly monstrosities with more protein and usually lots-o-cheese. While I missed Brandino mucho, it was actually nice to get back to eating lighter dinners that were super quick to prepare and easy to clean up!
The slightly pathetic food diary of my 2-week bachelor pad experience with equally pathetic iPhone photos –
Whole wheat angel hair spaghetti with peas, goat cheese and sautéed mushrooms. This was cleaning out the fridge at its finest. Notice the BRAND NEW candle that Teto broke because he was angry to be left home all alone for the weekend while I was in Chicago. Won’t let my devil cat get me down, put that thing on a coffee filter and keep ‘er burning!! Trashy chic.
Tuna salad with celery and olive oil based mayo + cottage cheese with pretzel thins for dippers. I am obsessed with pretzel thins right now! The fridge got a little more bare when I scrounged some roasted carrots with sautéed mushrooms and spinach to sneak some legit nutrients into this sad excuse for a dinner.
One of my very last homemade black bean burgers atop quinoa, goat cheese, and sautéed onions and green peppers. With sriracha, naturally.
Tuna salad made with Greek yogurt, mustard and lemon pepper seasoning melted into a quesadilla with some white beans and sharp cheddar + salad with Craisins and sunflower seeds on the side. Anyone out there know if there is such a thing as unsweetened dried cranberries? There’s no way they could be as delicious as Craisins but I try to avoid the added sugar when I can!
Dinner tonight! Buttered noodles with goat cheese and spinach with another Craisin-tastic salad paired with cannellini beans – my fave bean. FYI, just in case we ever have to play the Newlywed Game together or something.
The funny thing is, Brandon is home now but has had dinners for work almost every day since he has returned. My single lady dinner bowls have lived on!
What is the weirdest thing you eat for dinner when you are on your own? I also tend to eat way later when making dinner on my own, like 9:30ish – anyone else? Courtney – if you are reading this, I need you to comment and be honest. Let’s not forget the time we stooped to my personal all-time low of noodles and ketchup as a meal…