I had such a crazy/good day at work today!! I brought leftover Tarte Tatin with me in to work for everyone to try and one of my managers liked it so much she hired me to cater a party she’s having next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She wants me to make another tarte….this time a much larger one, along with two dozen mini appetizers. I have no idea what I will make yet for the appetizers–she said she wants something people can eat with their fingers that isn’t messy. I’m so excited~~~my first catering gig! This will be fun 🙂
I didn’t eat lunch til around 12:30 today because I was so busy at work so in the meantime I snacked on some apple chips (sorry not pictured) and got some hot tea. For lunch, I packed and heated up leftover chili and I ate it with about 20 whole wheat crackers and a juicy plum. It was even better second time around!
A couple hours later I ate my snack: 2 clementines and a small bag of raw cashews (I think I put around 10 cashews in the bag…I have a new love for these nuts…they are SO good!)
For dinner tonight I tried out the Gardenburger Veggie Riblets I got last week at the store. I was pleasantly surprised because they were actually SUPER tasty and very quick to prepare! I shouldn’t have been too surprised because I have loved other Gardenburger products and have been meaning to try these for some time now but never have…I don’t buy many frozen meals but these were calling my name and the ingredient list was pretty straightforward and natural. These tasted so freakin’ good I would eat them every night. Seriously. I think its the best “mock meat” I have ever tried and it even rivals the traditional South Carolina bbq I used to love. It was that good. I licked my plate clean…not even kidding!!!! These might be my new addiction……….but beware vegetarians and vegans that don’t like products that taste like the real thing. I think I could trick even the most die-hard bbq fan with these bad boys…they tasted basically identical to the down home traditional stuff.
I also roasted some zucchini, carrots and asparagus and had a slice of warmed up leftover cornbread smeared with Earth Balance to round out the meal. Tasty, healthy and FAST.
I really don’t know what to expect tonight since I left an hour early last night……I really hope my grade didn’t suffer too much but I honestly didn’t have a choice when I felt that bad. Hopefully my chef actually believed me that I really did have a blinding migraine and knows I’m not the type of student that would leave early just to get out of clean up. ugh. I’m bringing a kashi cookie to snack on tonight at school!