Has anyone heard this one? Bear with me, I swear that this post is not (entirely) written for 4 year olds.
"It's raining, it's pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed
And bumped his head
And couldn't get up in the morning."
Is it just me, or is that the most sad, most depressing rhyme ever? NSF children, that one. Hey, kids! Let's sing fun rhymes about the rain. I know one about an old guy who gets concussed and dies! Not so much.
To contrast with the depression of that last bit, here are the foods you MUST eat when it's raining, it's Sunday, and it's depressing to think about the fact that tomorrow is Monday:
I've never bought creamer before, but I have a feeling it is a new staple in our house. We bought a Bailey's coffee creamer (with 32 servings) last week and it was gone in 3 days. Which is weird because Tim and I together only drank like 7 cups. Maybe you're not supposed to mix half creamer half coffee?
Now I'm back to drinking the recommended tablespoon and it just tastes like coffee. Blech. Smells like coconut though, and that reminds me of holidays on the beach!
Rainy days are also perfect for soup, so I busted out my new favorite toy (immersion blender) and made a roasted broccoli and potato soup. 1 pound of broccoli, 5 new potatoes and some garlic roasted for 40 minutes, and then blended with 4 cups of chicken stock. Done. I added some shredded cheese and spoonfuls of Greek yogurt in to add some protein.
What are your favorite rainy day foods?
I almost always go for something warm (even when it rains in the summer!) so it's soups and hot chocolates all the way. But Almond Joy coffee is a new substitute for hot cocoa....
Coffee or tea? (Red Bull is NOT an option.)
Usually I go for tea, which is funny because I used to live on a coffee farm. Anyone heard of Kona coffee? Yep, I lived in Kona and my parents grew coffee. I drank it when I was younger but stopped a few years back for some reason. I find that I don't actually like it much anymore unless it tastes like something else - AKA anything with syrup and flavorings from Starbucks.