Fangirls, I made falafel last week, and I’m incredibly proud of myself for doing so. It’s not that it was super labor intensive, or wildly difficult, but it was something that I wanted to make, and I got my s together and made it! It’s a very fulfilling feeling. I don’t know if this falafel will make you feel as strongly as it made me feel, but it’s worth a shot, right?
Fangirls it has been a minute since I’ve been to my birth state, but last weekend I went up to NYC to hang out and see each other. Admittedly, it wasn’t nearly enough time, but we had a blast while we were there. Also, I’ve been to NYC numerous times as a child and teenager, but never spent much time there as an adult (it’s expensive as heck, man). So I’ve seen a good amount of NYC during the day, but getting to walk around at night was wonderful. One of the things that there are an overwhelming number of options with, is food. So I thought I’d share some of the food we ate!
Gotta eat ’em all ’cause he’s Danny Phantom.
Danny Phantom was a pretty rad show about a dude in high school who accidentally turned into a half ghost and he had to deal with his ghost hunter parents along with other teenage nonsense. It was a fun show, and awhile back someone suggested that I make something Danny Phantom themed for Nerds Gotta Eat. And here we are.
I messed this recipes up in about 50 different ways, and it stressed me right the heck out because not cooking well does that to me. But I followed through and finished it, and we ended up with a pretty good meal!
I was a bit frustrated with the difficulty of the other Blue Apron recipe I tried last week, but this one was much easier! This casserole (though not quite as fancy as the one they show) was tasty and we got 4 servings out of it instead of 2. Let’s get cookin!
For ages now, I’ve been curious about Blue Apron. They sent me ads through email and mail, and I finally took the plunge, and with a pretty good deal (around $35 for a service that costs about $60 on average). I was excited about a couple things right from the start; you get to tell them you’re vegetarian and pick out your three recipes, awesome. So when I went onto my laptop to edit my preferences (their mobile site is finicky to say the least), I learned that as a vegetarian, I had to have a mushroom dish in my box. I don’t like mushrooms, unless they are well hidden, but I ended up with my only option being a mixed mushroom situation. With that, I was excited for 2 of my 3 meals that I would be getting.
Let’s start strong: I hate overnight oats. I think that they’re usually too soggy and weird and bleh. Not always a good thing. But, I got a sample pack from U by Kotex last month that included some recipe cards, and one of them was for some overnight oats. These, I have found, are phenomenal. I make them every week, and it’s giving me something to do with the incredible amount of rolled oats that I have, along with satiating my constant sweet tooth. So lets get into it!