We ate dinner together again at Jess’ house. This afternoon was very stormy, and it continued into the evening. I had been planning on going to Annenberg dining hall for dinner, but there was no way I was going to walk all the way over there from Jess’ house in the rain, thunder, and lightening. So instead Jess and I got creative in her kitchen. Neither of us were really in the mood to do actual cooking, but we were still able to put together a delightful meal. We each ate a pre-made salad from Trader Joe’s. Jess had the Harvest Salad with Grilled Chicken which included green beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, a hard boiled egg, and white cheddar cheese on spring mix greens with a little bit of the dilon dressing. My salad was the Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad which also included pistachios and grape tomatoes. I chose to use a different dressing than the one provided and instead topped the salad with black pepper and rice vinegar. As you can probably tell by now, we really do enjoy a good salad!! In addition to our salads, we ate a sweet potato with some carrots and garlic hummus on the side. We drank H2O.
After we ate dinner, two of our friends decided they were going to make dinner. Their dinner looked so good that we just had to write about it! They actually did a little cooking, unlike us. For dinner, they cooked some chicken with green peppers, onions, and Rao’s tomato sauce. They also made a great looking arugula salad with strawberries and parmesan cheese. We were so tempted to try their meal! Additionally, they each had a slice of artisan bread.
Another one of Jess’ roommates also fixed a great dinner at the Farwell house. So much action in the Farwell kitchen tonight! Jess’ roommate put together some grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce with cherry salsa. The cherry salsa consisted of jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, and of course cherries. She topped the salsa with guacamole. Her dish looked incredible!
A couple hours later we got hungry again and decided to have some fruit for dessert. We ate a few slices of cantaloupe and then decided to create an ice cream based off this recipe we had seen on Pinterest. It is banana ice cream. I don’t know what first pops into your head when you hear the word banana, but if it’s not a positive thought stop right there. I admit it may seem odd; however, it is AMAZING. Literally, all you put in a blender is a frozen banana. We put in two bananas and blended them for about a minute. We were also in the mood for berries so(y) we added in frozen berries. BEST FRUIT ICE CREAM EVER! After we scooped out our ice cream into bowls, we gave our dessert a last touch of a large spoonful of non-fat plain greek yogurt. The yogurt added volume and almost a fluffiness to the ice cream. There is no doubt in our minds that we will be doing this again soon. Try it. Seriously. It’s nice because you can modify this recipe in almost any way you want. If you really hate bananas, we suppose you could alter it for some other fruit, but you want to be sure that when blended you have a nice base for your ice cream. What changes would you make?
~ Less and Jess