This week (and really about the previous month or so) has been all about simple eats that I can throw together. With all the housing excitement, I’ve just not been in the mood to plan, shop, or prepare complicated meals. Speaking of housing, we are 4 days away from our apartment move-in and 1 week away from closing on our home (bye bye first place!). We are moving into a
tiny beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the Town Center area of Virginia Beach. We are so urban. Not really. Although this place has nice amenities and little perks like a complimentary coffee bar, I have a feeling that everyone involved (including dog) will be ecstatic to say goodbye to apartment living in favor of a new home. With all this excitement, I think the need for simple meals will continue. Here’s a few we have enjoyed recently…
Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Buns
I NEVER buy treats like this typically. Needless to say, the Mr. was way excited about these on Sunday morning. They were so easy, and the guys just loved them. I had peanut butter oats for breakfast but enjoyed one later for a treat.
P.S. Notice our super cool “TRUCK!” disposable plates!
I cut these up, drizzled olive oil, and sprinkled fresh herbs before popping in the oven. These will really satisfy that craving for salty foods without adding in the fried component.
My sister told me how her mother-in-law to-be cooked up some yummy eggplant pizzas, and I just knew I had to try. I really liked them! The Mr. admitted they were “good” but that each bite must have a pepperoni on it. Top it off…Holden loved them! Winning! I just sliced up 1 eggplant, made my pizza sauce using a pizza spice herb mix added to 1 can diced, drained tomatoes, sprinkled on shredded mozzarella, and dealt out some pepperonis! Into the oven until browned slightly and there you go!
Fair Warning: The texture is not crispy in the least. A little mushy but I was okay with it.
Treats in the Mail
My mom sent Holden some sweet spring treats, and I also got a few. I snacked on this energy bar today as I was driving around. Sometimes, pre made energy is just necessary! A sweet co-worker kindly brought me a tea as a pick-me-up after reading about my challenging weekend. So thankful for people who take the time out of their day to make others feel cared for. Thanks! 🙂
Question: What are your favorite simple meals? What do you have to have in your meals…a meat…bread? For me, it’s greens! I almost always have to have a green vegetable. I know cauliflower is good, but it just ins’t green!