Can you believe that I agreed to go on another long road trip last weekend!? This time we went to see my husband’s family in Cologne. It was fun, but also exhausting. I ate some great food there, but that deserves its own post.
We got home on Sunday night, to an almost empty fridge. Just a few condiments, ancient cucumber kimchi, some tofu, and sad-looking green onions. On Monday I was ridiculously busy working from home, which meant no time for grocery shopping. Yikes! But don’t worry, I didn’t starve. I raided our well stocked pantry, and here’s what I came up with.
Almost my usual breakfast sandwiches, just without cucumbers or tomatoes. How sad! Thank goodness my veggie spreads have a pretty long shelf-life. As I was very hungry, I also had a small bowl of muesli with soy milk and the last half of a very ripe banana.
For lunch, I quickly whipped up a tomato sauce, using canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, and frozen carrots. I served it over whole wheat penne, my favorite kind of pasta, and topped it all with nutritional yeast and roasted pine nuts.
Just some random snacks, to hold me over until dinner. Chocolate covered rice cake, apple with peanut butter, and coffee, a total necessity!
And finally, dinner! I made a slightly modified version of my creamy potato soup, with green onions instead of leek, and no beans. I just love thick, creamy blended vegetable soups, especially during fall.
Nothing pink or scary in sight, so I guess I’m kind of failing on this month’s theme? Sorry! Halloween is still not a big deal here in Germany!
Instead I want to show you my current favorite, sort of seasonal snack: swiss muesli! I found the box above at Aldi a few weeks ago, but it was part of an Alpine special, so it’s not in stock all the time. It contains whole oats, chopped nuts, and lots of dried fruit. It’s like a cereal, but without all the added sugar and fat. It was part of Monday’s breakfast, and I really enjoyed it.
By the way, did you know that Germans rarely eat cooked oatmeal? We usually prefer cold cereal or muesli, like the one above.
Which one do you prefer, cooked oatmeal or cold cereal/muesli?