Today the skies of Boston were grey and so was my mood. I didn’t have my usual ‘seize the Monday’ energy and ended up spending a lot of time in front of my computer screen writing my About Me section, surfing the web, and refreshing my inbox in hope of something interesting. Despite the looming clouds, I finally decided to go take a walk and ended up laying in the middle of the grass in Copley Square chatting with friends on the phone. I also made my way to CVS to pick up what seems like the one hundredth tube of mini toothpaste I’ve purchased this year. Silly airlines. I ended up spending close to $20 on toiletries, which is what usually ends up happening when I set foot in a CVS. Oh how I miss the days when I could hop in my civic and drive to Walmart where the prices are normal.
Tonight I thought I would share my dinner with you because, so far, the meals I’ve shared on my blog have been particularly large and somewhat indulgent. Obviously, I don’t eat three-course desserts for every meal! This dinner is also an example of how I am able to spend next to nothing on groceries and still produce something that my taste-buds approve of and in less than 15 minutes. Naan Pizza!
Ok, ok, so naan pizza isn’t that original. But, the reason I love this dinner is because Matt and I can top our pizzas differently. Moving in with a Matt was a big adjustment for me after living with girls for four years; he eats huge portions and wants meat, hot sauce, and ketchup on everything. Coming up with meals that will satisfy both Matt and me while sticking to a grad school student budget has been a big challenge, but I’ve learned if I can put together one or two really cheap meals like this one, I can stretch the budget a bit further to cover ‘nicer’ meals for the other days. Tonight, I dressed my pizza with tomato sauce, white cheddar, roma tomatoes, green peppers, and basil + oregano. In the past, I’ve also topped naan with buffalo sauce and blue cheese, pesto and goat cheese, or barbecue sauce and chicken.
Pizza was enjoyed with a salad of mixed greens, raisins, pecans, blue cheese, and honey + balsamic.
A few minutes ago, I heard Matt yell “now the fruit flies come out to play” from the kitchen. Ha! Turns outs he was breaking up frozen bananas to make a batch of banana soft serve in the food processor. I’m not exactly sure who invented this, but I obviously learned about it from Kath and make it frequently! I enjoyed a small bowl with a frozen snickerdoodle that Matt’s mom baked for us a few weekends ago. Perfect dessert!
Now I must go finish packing because my room looks like this
and Matt can’t choose a tie without me! I hope to be back tomorrow with a post from the airport. Enjoy the evening:)