13 July 2010

Hunger and Nostalgia

Last night was rough. I woke up around 2:00 AM. I was starving. My stomach burned and ached. I was so hungry that I couldn't go back to sleep until around 5:00 AM and I got up at 6:30 AM.
This week I decided to have a different breakfast every day. (Aka, no cinnamon oats allowed.) Today's French toast was delicious but when I finished it my stomach was still screaming bloody hunger. I had a doctor's appointment so I left without anything more.

I had to go to the grocery store and by the time I got home I was still struck with hunger. I had a snack of a few pretzels and (not so) spicy hummus.
About an hour later it was lunch time. I was still starving. I made a wrap and a salad:
Half way through my meal my stomach started to hurt like I had eaten too much. I was still hungry, it was so weird but I quit eating for a while and made my brother's lunch.

About 45 minutes later I finished my meal but I was stuffed until about 4 o'clock when I got hungry again. Enter Mr. Larabar:
Finally, I felt satisfied but not stuffed full or in any pain.

Around 5:30 I started on a special dinner. "Mock-sco" cheese sticks.
My high school used to serve Bosco Cheese Sticks, I'm assuming Bosco is the name brand. Sort of strange, no other menu item held a brand name. Anyhow, this is pretty much the most prized meal of all students at my school. You could say "Wanna skip today?" and I am sure you would get many "Nah, it's Bosco cheese stick day," responses. Needless to say, people like these things.

I happened to love them as well because this was actually the only vegetarian entree besides baked potatoes. Unfortunately they were served with the most disgusting brownish, briny, mushy canned green beans and fried squash (I'll admit to liking the squash, but we can do better.)

When I graduated over a year ago, I saw my last Bosco cheese stick so today I created the "Mock-sco" cheese stick!!!

You will need:
Pizza dough
String cheese
Marinara sauce
Green beans

Do this:
Roll out your dough and cut it into portions.
(Now, I cook for myself and two boys [Dad and Brother] The portions shown are twice that of the ones I used for myself. I cut the strips vertically once more for mine.)
Fill with string cheese stick in the center of each slice of dough. For the boys I added pepperoni as well.
(For mine I cut the string cheese sticks down the middle making two "Mock-sco" sticks per string cheese.)

Wrap 'em up and brush with butter, oil or spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake according to pizza dough directions.
Cook your veggies however you want. I steamed the beans with basil and garlic and baked the squash with salt, pepper, and sauteed onion.
OMG. Sometimes I love a flashback. I have a feeling I could easily make a bunch of these at college, freeze 'em and take them out as needed.

1 comment:

  1. ive had the same thing a few times. woke up around 5am and couldnt sleep cuz of the aching hunger.. its so strange isnt it!!!

    xoxo <3