Eating Through My Fridge & Pantry Experiment ~ Day 10

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With so many donations, I'm never going to make it through my fridge and pantry!!!

Kevin brought over fresh-picked Vermont blueberries and while he told me all the important things that have been going on in his life (it's been a big week for him) I got to making use of those blueberries. With the two pie shells, I made a blueberry tart and 5 blueberry turnovers. I also made blueberry crisp which was probably my favorite out of the three recipes. The blueberries were so plump and fresh and they turned into the most beautiful color when they baked in the crisp. I was flabbergasted. Kevin and I shared 1 blueberry turnover to taste test, of course. I sent him home with 2 turnovers, half the crisp and the whole blueberry tart. I gave my 2 turnovers to my beau Carlos and the rest of the blueberry crisp is all mine :: evil laugh::.

However, in Facebook-land it seems like most people were lusting after my Creme De Menthe Brownies. I gave them out to a few co-workers who were having birthdays and I hope they enjoy them. This time, I baked the brownies in a smaller pan to get thicker and more moist brownies. The Creme De Menthe chips literally disappear into the brownies and what you get is minty-chocolatey-wonderfulness in return.

Breakfast - I should have had that blueberry crisp for breakfast! Oh well. There is always tomorrow. Instead I had cereal and Recessionista Brewed Coffee.

Lunch - My wonderful friend Lisa made 2 Artichoke & Spinach Lasagnas for a potluck and had a lot leftover. She gave me a whole bunch of slices and I had some of them for lunch. Nom nom nom. Lisa got the recipe from All Recipes.com : http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Artichoke-Spinach-Lasagna/Detail.aspx

Snacks & Vices - I did break down for the second day in a row and got a Starbucks Espresso drink. ::sigh:: I feel like this experiment is a bit of a failure. However, the peanut butter cookies are working beautifully. I make sure to have no more than 2 at a time. I only had 1 solitary bite of the 1 leftover Creme De Menthe Brownie I allowed myself to keep. In some areas I have lots of willpower and in others I have none.

Dinner - God I feel fat. I have already eaten so much today that I don't feel like having anything for dinner. But I did anyways. At work someone cooked popcorn then at the subway station there is a popcorn stand, so guess what I had for dinner? I made sure to eat some fruit (cantelope and strawberries) to balance it out. It did make good use of my Newman's Own Popcorn stash!

Tonight I'm going to purge some expired foods from my pantry and fridge. I think it will make me feel better about this experiment. Even though I didn't eat these foods, at least I got rid of them.

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