Ever wondered what 100 pounds of luggage looks like?
|I need packing lessons|
Jeremy and I have been really lucky since he left the country, and have been able to talk on the phone at least once a day. We were able to have a 20 minute conversation as soon as I landed in Alabama, and that put me in a fantastic mood. This led me to make the best decision of my life and, rather than go to the office for a few hours, went straight home to see my puppy (and by puppy, I mean 84 in dog years). Bookee has been a little stressed this week- it's been raining for the past week in Huntsville and she's never been a fan of stormy weather. I'm used to being gone for long periods of time, but I never quite get used to being away from my dog. So we played for a little while (she's still spry!), went for a short walk, and are currently taking advantage of the Secret Life marathon on ABC family. And don't worry, I'm judging myself too.
|Contemplating what will happen between Ben and Adrian tonight!|
I have been craving macaroni and cheese for weeks now, but there was no place in Lawton that sold the brand I like, and most recipes seemed a little too complicated for my hotel kitchen. I found a recipe on Vegan YumYum (yeah, the name makes me cringe) that looked good, so I decided to give it a try. It had a lot of ingredients I haven't experimented with, like miso and nutritional yeast, so my expectations weren't super high. I did tweak a couple things in the recipe- I used almond milk instead of soy, quinoa pasta instead of whole-wheat, and I added fake mozzarella shreds to the pan when I popped it in the oven. It looked super pretty, was extremely rich (not low-cal in the slightest- which was fine with me!) and it tasted good... but nothing like the real thing. All in all it was a decent substitute, and it got rid of my mac and cheese craving. I paired it with a spinach, cucumber and clover sprout salad, and I've been absolutely STUFFED for over an hour.
|It's no Velveeta... but still delicious!|
- What are your best packing tips? Anything you just can't travel without?
- There's two types of people- Blue Box fans and Shells and Cheese fans. Which are you? (I'm a Shells girl myself...)