Aug 3, 2020

Life This Week 3/8/2020: Food Lately.

The last week or so in food, through the lens of my iPhone.  

Spoiler: the theme accidentally ended up being 'on the junkier side of things'.  Your judgement is richly deserved.

I finally got my hands on a packet of Reese's peanut butter chips.  I was underwhelmed.  Alone, they taste like white chocolate that smells like peanut butter.  In my baking, more underwhelm.  I intend to only bake with actual peanut butter from now on.  Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

How the mighty have fallen.  Many moons ago, I was the mum of a toddler who was fed Cheerios as a finger food.  The Cheerios did double duty as both a foodstuff and a tool for promoting the development of fine motor skills.  Fast forward to #schoolmumlife and I'm celebrating the pleasant surprise of discovering that Frootloops score two whole stars on the five star scale of nutrition we have in Australia for groceries.  I had always thought they were around the half a star mark....  

That smell when you open a bag of freshly microwaved triple butter popcorn.  Who cares how many stars out of five this rates when it smells so good?  FYI, this particular brand opted out of the star rating system.  Possibly for good reason.

Token healthy living photo time.  I'm also giving it a token, cliched hashtag.  #takemeback to that long weekend in Jindabyne where I snacked on a platter of cut fruit after doing some yoga as the sun rose over the lake.

And we're back to the junkier side of things.  How good is a snack-sized Milky Way when you're ankle-deep in snow at Smiggin Holes trying to build the snowman to end all snowmen?

Jumbo blueberries are thing at our place.  Serendipitously, prices seem to be getting nicer as we get closer to the end of winter.  I could entertain you with all the travel-related memories I have relating to Driscoll's blueberries but I won't.  I'll keep all of that to myself and move on.

Another favourite at SSG Manor 2.0 is frosted chocolate cake.  Not just any kind of store-bought interpretation of the theme but the official 7-11 chocolate cake.  You can find these individual serves at the registers of your local outlet.  Mine is a skip and a hop down the road from work which explains why it features heavily in my rotation of after school snacks.

Of course, I can weave crochet into a food-themed post!  My latest delivery from Bendigo Woollen Mills included this little thank you gift of brilliantly coloured M&Ms.


  1. Would you believe I've never tried a Reeces? I did, however make ice cream this week using snickers bars so I'm thinking these chips would work well too. Blueberries are fabulous at the moment. Have a great week.

  2. Nothing wrong with chocolate and cake! Although I do now have the urge to eat chocolate cake! Thanks for the heads-up on the Reeses chips - I love Reeses pieces/chocolate/ice cream!

  3. I love they have their own M&Ms (I'm easily amused apparently). What a lovely thank you!

  4. I'm with you on the peanut butter chips, they're a bit of a let down although I found that they are at their best when paired with peanut butter (or more peanut butter flavoured things) in a recipe. As for star ratings, I didn't realise that food companies could opt out, what a cop out!

  5. Nooooo! Not underwhelming peanut butter chips. Sigh. What a letdown that is. The blueberries look great though.

  6. Gosh, that was a trip of yummy food to comfort and to help get through these times. Thanks for the tip re those PB things. Not a fan of white choc at all so will pass on them. We had school holiday cereals when our kids were young, and they have introduced that to their kids. CocoPops and Fruit Loops always!! Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek #200. Next week, the optional prompt is 32/51 Why Did I? 10.8.2020. I look forward to seeing you then too. Denyse.


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