I make smoothies almost every day. A pitcher-full of thick, slurp-able goodness. Oftentimes they are aesthetically unappealing, a dark greenish-brown concoction. I get most excited when they turn out a surprisingly bright green, or dark red, or even orange. I think each one is beautiful. I am aware of the life-giving elements whirled together in its creation. They are always delicious, except for that one time MusicMan thought it would be fine to throw some tomatoes in. Today I started adding fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
The cool smoothness is enjoyable, but sometimes I just need to crunch and munch. Last night I finished off the banana chips. Today I was rummaging the pantry again. In between and after my two pints of goodness today, munchies have consisted of: grape tomatoes, roasted macadamia nuts, dark chocolate, mini Altoids, blue corn chips, microwave popcorn. Now I only have one mini-bag left, then I can start using my Whirley Pop. Had TJ's crescent rolls for lunch, filled with pepperoni leftover from pizza party night, jalapeno, mozzarella & diced mushrooms. My stomach doesn't quite know how to handle today's hodge-podge. I was supposed to sauté the rest of the mushrooms tonight, with garlic and spinach. Perhaps I will be less crunch-craving tomorrow.