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Monday Munchies, Part 25: An Old Favorite

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This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day. These eats took place last Friday, when my pictures gradually moved from not-too-bad to terrible.

Breakfast, 8 am:

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Bircher muesli topped with 1/2 yellow peach, champagne mango, chia seeds and homemade rhubarb pudding. Served with some kind of hot tea with milk.

Let’s take a closer look at that rhubarb pudding.

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If you like tart flavors, simmer a 2:1 ratio of rhubarb slices and strawberries over low heat for about 10 minutes. Spoon over ice cream or yogurt. Pause to tell me how awesome I am.

Lunch, 12:30 pm:

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Back when I was a dietetic intern, I often brought sandwiches like this roast beef + lettuce extravaganza for lunch. The other students would try to guess how much lettuce I could cram into my sandwich. I think this one wins out.

In addition to lettuce, this sandwich DOES contain roast beef, mayo, basil and a little horseradish. Good luck trying to find them, though.

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Wait! Methinks I see a bit of roast beef peeking out.

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Snack, 4 pm:

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Yellow peach AND a spoonful of an old favorite:

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Remember this, dear reader? It’s been a long time since I tasted Saratoga Peanut Butter; for some reason, the local Illinois grocery stores don’t stock peanut butter made by a NY-based company.

Enter my pals Arden and Dan, who showed up on our doorstep with the two jars pictured above. They’ve discovered my secret: that the way to a Happy Jessie‘s heart is with creamy peanut butter.  Within three days, the jar of Adirondack Jack was half gone.  I’m trying not to think about the inevitable empty jar.

Dinner, 7 pm:

And here’s where the picture quality takes a free-fall. Peter and I went out with our neighbor friends to Destihl, a local restaurant and brewery. I enjoyed some warm pretzel and potato croquette, but apparently forgot to take pictures of those. As the phone picture of my main dish suggests, perhaps that was for the better.

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That would be a duck confit cassoulet. It tasted much better than it looks. Trust me.

After dinner we wandered through downtown Champaign, where the entire population of Champaign-Urbana was enjoying supper.

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At home I had a bite of Peter’s homemade chocolate peanut butter bar (to be featured in a future post). This is not the exact bite I ate; I took a picture the next morning because I couldn’t bear to take another crappy dark picture.

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Of course, then we have this cell phone pic:

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But that’s okay. The subject MAKES the picture.

Enjoy your week!

Q: What’s the tallest sandwich you’ve ever eaten?

7 Comments

  1. I love those peanut butters but they are SO expensive!!

  2. I love creamy peanut butter! I am quite looking forward to that post that features Peter’s peanut butter choc bar more extensively!

    That sandwich is so funny! I couldn’t take a bite out of it, half the lettuce would fall apart 😀 I am the type who eats burgers (the English-pub type, not the McDonald’s type) with a knife and fork, so yeah, no tall sandwiches for me!

    1. I prefer a knife and fork, too! You’re absolutely right – chowing down on tall sandwiches with utensils is pretty much impossible 🙂

  3. Wowza, I’ve never seen so much lettuce in a sandwich! I love panini sandwiches the most, whether tall or short 🙂 And anything with smoked salmon and/or brie.

    That peanut butter chocolate butter looks amazing! I really really wish I could eat one right now 🙂

    1. By the skin of my teeth … sort of 😀

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