With Halloween right around the corner, I can’t get Basia off my mind. We have spent every Halloween passing out candy at her house for the past five years. Each year we’d order more Italian food than ten people could eat, pour several rounds of cold cocktails, and hand out the largest handfuls of candy to the few trick or treaters that would trickle by.
I can still see the way her face would light up with each scream of “Trick or Treat” at the door and hear her calling us cheap with our handfuls of candy that we tossed in each bag. Yesterday I just couldn’t handle it anymore, I just wanted to crawl into bed and feel sorry for myself until I realized she’d be so pissed if she knew the way I was acting. She’d much rather me be drinking wine and eating chocolate.
Fudgicles to the rescue. No thats not a typo, thats how Basia said fudgsicles. Mike would always drill her on the way she said it just to drive her crazy but regardless of how you say it these little babies turned out delicious.
Simply melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in one cup of almond milk(or milk of your preference) and one cup of greek yogurt. Scoop into molds, freeze and voila. Sweet and rich from the chocolate and creamy and protein filled from the milk and yogurt. You gotta try em.
Eggs and garlic. Garlic and eggs. Two things that have my heart and soul, two things that up until a year ago I was doing all wrong. You see I was like most consumers buying my eggs conventionally, usually from Costco, looking for things on the carton like “cage free” and “vegetarian fed”, but it wasn’t until my dad opened the doors of Happy Hen Farms I morphed into a complete egg snob.
thanks for the eggs chicks!
Although those terms are great if you have to buy them from a store, there is quite a delay from when the chicken lays the egg until it makes it way into your local store. The ones you get from my dad on the other hand are never older than three days old.
look at those beauties
Not only do I get creepily excited to see the different colors of the eggs in each carton(the hens color determines the color of the egg), the taste of them is rich, creamy and the yolks are so plump and a vibrant orange color. It wasn’t until I was talking to my dad about how fresh they are that I realized that the little jar of minced garlic in my fridge completely goes against that fresh factor(my lightbulb moments tend to be sporadic with no direct link to the conversation at hand because I’m ADD like that). So I asked him if he bought minced, with a snarly look on his face, I knew the answer was no.
Moral of the story buy farm fresh eggs when possible and always use fresh garlic, you’ll thank me later.
What are you must have fresh items on your grocery list?