When I was little I imagined that $75 of groceries would look like so much more than this. In these bags are the recipes to three meals to feed me this week: marinara spinach orzo, sesame ginger tofu with broccoli and egg quesadillas and some milk and cafe bustelo. That’s it.
It’s a tradition in my family to make tamales every Christmas Eve but since it’s so time-consuming sometimes we don’t. This year we did (and by we I mean my dad did) but we started a bit late it didn’t end up being ready for dinner. This is what usually happens. So usually you have to fend for your self for Christmas Eve dinner and look in the fridge and see what you can whip up. This year I made avocado toast. When the tamales were finally ready on Christmas Day they were everything I dreamed they’d be and more and well worth the wait.
My roommate does not like coffee or pumpkin spice. She walked in and I felt very bad cause she noticed the house smelled like pumpkin spice (actually it was salted caramel pumpkin but whatever) and we were brewing coffee which she absolutely detests.
I believe you really really need to sincerely and deeply love and adore the people you live with because though it’s all good and nice to be on your best behavior and such a home is a home is a house is a sanctuary and it should be your safe place. Where you are safe to be 100% yourself even if that’s or wearing your pastel fluffy PJ pants with your chargers sweatshirt or leaving the dishes in the sink for a min. You shouldn’t have to be living with someone who’s gonna resent you for that or be annoyed or talk shit behind your back. It should be someone who already knows you’re like that and understands that that is what they have agreed to live with.
That’s why I’m super happy I live with my novio, because he has seen my any and every which way. Next month we will have been officially together for 2 years and for most of the time of those years I’ve been at least a little bit bedraggled. And I still am loved and adored. (It’s super scary how much we as women attach how we look to our worth but that’s a topic for a whole other angrier blog post).
Also I really want to learn how to cook and it was one of my new year’s resolutions for this year which has been totally neglected. I tried for like two seconds and then gave up completely and I don’t know how y’all do it. If you do know how to cook could you tell me how old you were when you learned? I truly rarely ever cook thanks to living in New York City and being able to order food off my phone at literally any time (a blessing and a curse). I’ve been told going grocery shopping and cooking your own meals (clearly a foreign idea to me) is significantly cheaper and if so teach me your ways cause every time I tried I dropped crazy money in the grocery store. Also if you have any impressive and fairly easy to do recipes you want to drop in the comments that would be amazing. Or inexpensive meals.
I️ made these cookies w Nicks little sister and his grandma and i love how wonky they are.
I️ kinda sorta made these. Nicks grandma made the batter and I️ put them in the waffle iron but it was the most satisfying thing cause it was a Teflon no stick iron and it took thirty seconds for each cookie and they all come out so beautiful. Now one of these irons is in the running for my Christmas gift to me😌