Before I launch into this post, I just wanted to tell you how surprised I was that you all guessed that I was Rose in the comments of this post! In actuality, we decided that Sara is Rose. I was a CLEAR Sophia. Look, I’m sarcastic, I carry my purse on my elbow and I’m short. REAL short. Sophia all the way.
Glad I got that off my saggy, lace-adorned chest.
Now I can move on.
This past weekend, after wrapping up the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers and stuffing my bloated self back into pants with an actual zipper, I decided that a trip to the grocery store would be just the ticket for my Sunday afternoon.
Sunday. After Thanksgiving. And 45 minutes before the Bears kicked off.
Sometimes I wonder if my college education was for naught.
Apparently the throngs of people at Trader Joe’s inspired me to play my own humble version of Supermarket Sweep. I found myself ditching my cart at the endcap and then running (I wish I was exaggerating) through the aisles, frantically grabbing as many items at a time as physically possible.
At the register, I forgot that the rest of the store wasn’t in on the game and jokingly told the bagger, “Bag faster!”. Again, I wish I was exaggerating. I’m lucky my eggs didn’t mysteriously end up at the bottom of the bag.
One long wait to get out of the TJ’s parking garage and a quick drive home, I unloaded all $60 worth of groceries and promptly forgot how to feed myself.
There were chicken sausages. There were 5 varieties of vegetables. There were the aforementioned eggs. And I could not think of a SINGLE thing to make for dinner.
Does this happen to anyone else? Is this my sad little version of “a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear”?
I’m pretty sure I ate TJ’s spinach+sour cream dip and chips for dinner Sunday night.
Thankfully, my full fridge daze passed and I managed to use my groceries to actually cook an above average dinner on Monday.
Kale and Chicken Sausage Stir Fry
2 chicken sausages (I used a jalapeno flavored variety), or hot dogs
1 medium baking potato
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 t oil
2 cups roughly chopped kale
1/8 t garlic powder
3 T water
2-3 T sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
1 T sriracha or hot sauce of choice
1. Slice both the sausages and potato in halve lengthwise, and then slice sausages into 1/2 inch pieces and potato into 1/4 inch pieces.
2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add potato and onion and saute until they begin to soften.
3. Add sausage and continue to cook until they begin to brown.
4. Add kale on top of stir fry, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and water. Cover (I used aluminum foil because my skillet doesn’t have a lid) and steam for 5-7 minutes.
5. Once kale and potatoes have become tender to your liking, remove cover and make sure all water has evaporated.
6. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and sriracha and mix well.
And then I ate. And didn’t feel so worthless about publicly shaming myself at the grocery store. Or eating 1/2 a container of spinach dip.