TGIF! Who else is excited for the weekend?! Clearly I am. Actually, I’m just excited because it means I’m that much closer to going home. For six days. That’s cray! I can’t wait to be back sitting on the couch watching food network with my mom. Yes, I am that college student. We’ve been over this before.
I just wanted to share with you one thing before I go into the topic of today’s post. I should not be left alone in the kitchen. Ever. Check out what I did to myself last night:
Yes, I did pour an ENTIRE pot of boiling water all over my hipbone last night instead of into the sink where it belonged. It was not a good way to start out my night. Especially since I was feeling pretty hangry (see meaning below) after getting lost on my run after dark.
I was thinking the other day about how grumpy I get when I’m hungry, and how anal I am about eating my meals at certain times. I think my stomach is just really sensitive to when I’m eating because if I don’t eat for a long time, I literally get so tired that I can barely keep my eyes open. True fact. It happened yesterday in class while we were watching a documentary. And I swear it had nothing to do with the fact that it was the most boring video in the entire world. I really get sleepy and then I get a headache and basically when I’m hungry it’s a miserable situation for everyone. Just ask my parents. They like to eat dinner really late (like 8) and when I’m home the devil horns come out if the food isn’t almost ready by 6. I may be an old lady, but I can still throw temper tantrums like your worse nightmare.
I swear I’m actually a nice person 87.4% of the time. Just don’t let me get hungry. I’ve given you all a fair warning.
Since it’s Friday and I like doing Friday favorites so much, I decided to make today’s topic food (would you expect anything less?). Somehow this ended up being a little tribute to Trader Joe’s. I didn’t even plan that. I just was on a TJ’s kick this week I think…
Has anybody ever had this chicken? Seriously it’s the bomb.com. I could eat it everyday (and probably will when it gets too cold to go outside and grill my food myself. I usually HATE any marinade of any kind but for some reason, this rosemary and balsamic stuff is my jam!
Or sesame sticks? I tried these for the first time while I was seeing my nutritionist and she made me try a new food every week. I tried these and now I’ll finish at least 10 servings of them in one sitting. My stomach usually isn’t very happy with me afterwards, but I just can’t get enough of them! And TJ’s has the best ones. They’re nice and fat instead of the little stringy looking ones you find at other stores. I highly recommend them.
And of course I can’t go through my day without a little bit of chocolate in my life. The first course is in the form of milk so I can get my calcium.
Then second course is in the form of chocolate caramel. This is not my favorite. I really like chocolate and caramel but I don’t think I’m a fan of dark chocolate with sea salt. It’s just too salty. I felt like I was pouring salt down my throat. Not a fan.
No, I’m not endorsed by them to say any of this (I wish I was). I actually have a love affair with the stuff.
Oh, has anyone been to Fresh Market before? This place is like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s on steroids. And right now they have a christmas display. Sometimes I go in there just to walk around, especially when I’m running late for class. I get sucked in and I can’t leave because this display is calling me.
I am actually in love with this place. Like so much it’s embarrassing. They have their own candy aisle that’s like an upscale penny candy store. And then they have buckets of nuts and trail mix and other “healthy” things (this is where I usually get my sesame sticks). My favorite thing to do is go down the rows of both the nut row and the candy row and just sample everything. It’s usually really awkward too because I have to subtly bring my hand to my mouth when I think the workers aren’t looking. I’m sure they know what I’m doing but it makes me feel better than I’m trying to be a good consumer.
Okay clearly I’m just on a sugar high right now (I’m looking at you, dark chocolate and caramel sea salt bar) trying to stay awake until it’s time to go to twilight tonight. It’s a good thing they moved the time earlier this year. I can’t stay up till midnight anymore.
What are you doing this weekend?
Do you ever turn into a hangry monster?