Tag Archives: Snacks

Snacks To Go

My husband and I went to Costco the other day, and this caught my eye.

I found these at Costco

I’m still trying to figure out why this bugs me.  There are three readymade snack-packs, the cost is about $6 USD, for that busy who-ever.  This must be targeted towards that person who just can’t find the time to go to the market, buy a couple of healthful snack items and put it all together for the next day or week even.  Isn’t that why you can now find snack sized zip top baggies, so that we can make up our own food-to-go?

But wait, there was more!

I found this at Costco as well

I must have seen 4 different types of premade stuff, all for what I thought anyways, was expensive.  I know that there is a market for this type of product, but I am having the hardest time wrapping my head around this.

This trend first started a while back for the kids, Lunchables®, and now I see that you can even get a snack subscription mailed to you.  You can get five snack bags for $19.95 USD … I’m in the wrong business!

Thank you for indulging me, I’ll get off my soap box now.

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A Birthday Celebration In Food

My husband and I kinda, sorta don’t necessarily give each other gifts for our birthdays.  We feel that every day is a gift, we give each other ‘things’ all the time.  What we like to do for any life event is to make an entire day of it, in food.  Now that’s how you celebrate.

I asked my husband what his perfect day in food would look like and this is what he said.

A Birthday Breakfast

“For breakfast, I’d like my favorite meal, you know the one.  Smoked Salmon (or Lox), diced fresh (Heirloom) Tomatoes, scrambled Eggs (with Chives), Rye Toast no butter lightly toasted please, diced Cantaloupe and a glass of Orange Juice.”

“Since we’re having a big breakfast, how about a snack later in the afternoon, say about 3 or 4 o’clock.  You could make us Bruschetta with those nice Tomatoes on that Italian Bread that you just made.  And how about a small Antipasto plate of Olives, Salami and Cheese.”

“I think for dinner you should definitely make your homemade Cheese Raviolis with your own Marinara, some Meatballs and Italian Sausage.  Oh and that nice Italian Bread would be really good with some Olive Oil to dip it in, don’t you think?”

And he says he’s not a foodie.

All from scratch, Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

… and we’ve already talked about what he want for dessert.

So that’s how we celebrated my husband’s birthday this past weekend.  Now mind you, it took me a week to prepare for this, I didn’t just whip this all up on his birthday.  It was a very relaxing, enjoyable day.  Hauoli la hanau, Happy Birthday my dearest husband.  I wish for us many, many more.

 

Hors d’oeuvres Anyone?

This past weekend, my husband and I invited my Mother to our home so that we could do her taxes for her. Yes, it’s that time of year again, and my fantastic DH  is just a wiz with numbers, well maybe with just a little help from Turbo Tax.

I was rummaging through our deep freeze, looking for something to turn into an appetizer for us all while we worked. We had planned on going out to dinner, seeing as the weather was suppose to be nasty and I wouldn’t be able to grill anything (mom’s fav is my teriyaki chicken and assorted Asian veggies).

I totally forgot that I had bought these at Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks back just for this purpose. Sometimes you need to have a late afternoon snack or maybe folks drop by. I honestly thought that this Camembert cheese with cranberry sauce wrapped in fillo would be super, meh. As you can see, the cheese mostly melted out, bummer!

Now, the Arancini bites stuffed with fontina cheese were a big  hit with both mom and I, the Mister not so much. I had some leftover marinara sauce in the `fridge for a dipping sauce, add a glass of wine…YUM!

(btw, we aren’t going to talk about our dinner out, it wasn’t very good)

ALOHA!

Let’s Try This Again

I’ve tried to replicate the cake pop that I had a few months back in Scottsdale, but…

This time I had a Rum Cake in the freezer, why not give it another shot. I had a package of vanilla flavored Candy Melts and more sprinkles.

DH loved these, me, not so much. WAY  too sweet for me.

Oh well.

It’s Aloha Friday!

Shave Ice @ Matsumoto’s in Haleiwa Oahu Hawaii

Shave Ice @ Matsumoto’s in Haleiwa Oahu Hawaii

Enjoy

ALOHA!

Happy Aloha Friday The 13th

Poke and Kamaboko

I wanted to make sure that your weekend started off on the right foot, so here’s a plate of poke with a side of Kamaboko.

ALOHA!

Cotton Candy WHAT?

I was in the green grocers again the other day, and this familiar scent went past me, what the heck was that? So I followed my nose to a small display off to one side of grapes, GRAPES? Yup, Cotton Candy Grapes, I KNOW RIGHT?

Cotton Candy Grapes

If you smell, I mean see this varietal of grapes, BUY THEM!  They even taste like that sweet, sticky, yummy stuff you had as a kid, well, maybe as an adult too.