Okay, so in the last post I mentioned that I’m not much of a girly-girl. And now here is more evidence to the contrary.
Jim was out of town last weekend and it made me think of a scene from an episode Sex and the City (yes, I’m a huge SATC fan) where Carrie is talking about her fears of living with Aidan (who was the best boyfriend, IMO, but he deserved better than Carrie) and her love of single behavior. She talks about how she likes to eat grape jelly on saltines while standing in her kitchen reading fashion magazines and wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it with him there. And I totally get it. I’ve been married for almost seven years and having the house to yourself is a rare thing. All of those single things, those self-indulgent things that we would be embarrassed to have someone else witness, have either come to the surface and been accepted at this point or have died a natural death.
But on the rare occasion when you have the house to yourself, you have the option of living like a bachelor again. Dishes piled up in the sink and I don’t care? Check. Unabashedly wearing mismatched sweats with bedhead because I’m not leaving the house today? Check. Eating food that doesn’t really qualify as a meal for dinner? Check.
In my preveg days a bachelor-style weekend would have probably meant lots of chicken Caesar wraps, fries and pizza. And it could have been vegan pizza this weekend, but I was too lazy to leave the house for the fixin’s (hence the sweats and bedhead). My bachelor food is not very scandalous and is far more animal and body friendly, but does involve another man: Edgar, the Vita-Mix.
In case you ever questioned it, yes, I am this lame.
But I’m going to share with you one of my favorite new beverages since coming upon the Vita-Mix. It’s truly the definition of “refreshing”.
You start with this:
Grape-Lime Slush Spritzer
Rough recipe for 1 serving:
1 cup rinsed grapes
1 very thin slice lime (with rind)
1/2 cup ice
bubbly liquid of choice (spring water, seltzer or champagne for a sLUSHy!)
Place everything (except bubbly) in the Vita-Mix. Process for about 20–30 seconds on variable speed 8 or high.
You can either enjoy it as a slushy or add some of the bubbly to make it a thinner spritzer.
Seriously delicious and guilt-free.
And now for the shameful bachelor dinner I had with this lovely drink.
That’s it. Just a giant plate of garlic roasted brussel sprouts. Nothing more, nothing less. Paired with this drink and enjoyed in front of some Netflix Watch-it-Now. What can I say, I’m a boring old married gal at heart, I guess.
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