If I'm completely honest, I'm a snacker. A muncher. A grazer. As much as I like sitting down to a delicious meal around the dining table, that just doesn't happen too often for me. Quick, simple meals are my speciality, and I happen to have a love for foods made for children. I love eating with my hands. I've decided to embrace that lately, by making meals that are essentially hearty snack combinations.
Plates like this one, with popcorn, hummus, cucumber slices, and some sliced ham, are perfect for me. And if you haven't tried dipping popcorn into hummus, you are missing out big time. DELISH. Or yesterday's combination of roasted sweet potatoes, kale chips, and toasted corn tortillas:
On a side note, I love my kale chips extra crispy. Which means that twice this week, I've set off the fire alarm when pulling them out of the oven. Seriously? That alarm must be crazy sensitive because we're not even talking smoke here. Reminds me of when my grandma used to turn on the oven, leave everything going, and then when the smoke alarm went off she would scream, "Supper!"
We have another house guest staying with us as of yesterday--one of hubby's good friends who lives in England. I'll be honest and say that the thought of two 30-ish guys in my house worries me, and I foresee epic midnight video game battles and long fishing trips in my immediate future. I don't mind though, I'll just remind hubby of that when I invite 27 of my blog friends over for trail runs and fro-yo. Sounds fair to me. To be fair, our guest did bring two giant bags of Cadbury's chocolate with him when he arrived, so he's already a great visitor in my book!
Do you ever set the fire alarm off cooking? Please say it happens to other people.
It happens the most to me with kale chips, since they crisp up so quickly. But I've also set fire (recently) to the edge of a kitchen towel, which I really don't have any excuse for. My bad.
Do you appreciate finger foods like me? Or are you all grown up with a knife and fork?
I really love eating things like snacks! Even my veggies I would prefer to pick up. Don't worry guys, I am fully capable of using cutlery when I'm eating a proper meal :)