Today I went grocery shopping at my local Publix (which is where I usually do my grocery shopping..). My sister had let me know that they were now stocking gardein products (it really bugs me that they don’t capitalize their brand name..), so I went to see what they had. They didn’t have any of the refrigerated products, but they did have all of their frozen products!
I had no idea what I was going to have for dinner tonight, or what I was going to post about tonight. But I found it. There, in the freezer section of my local Publix, sat this bag of beauty:
I don’t do impulse buys like this too often, but this looked too amazing to pass up. I couldn’t help it! And look at the pretty, shiney “new” letters! How cute! You get two of these awesome “stuffers” for $3.99. $3.99 is a high price to me when I’m buying groceries. It would take a lot for me to say something at that price is worth it.
These are so worth it.
I knew I couldn’t (well.. shouldn’t) post about these unless they were holiday/themed food-related.. So, while I had my stuffer in the toaster oven, I grabbed a bunch of edible items to make my stuffer looks like a little rat.
I used a quartered cherry tomato for his feet, black peppercorns for his eyes and nose, pieces of fresh rosemary for his whiskers, two almonds for his ears, and a sliver of carrot for his tail.
But, of course, I couldn’t eat him like that. Imagine cutting into poor Ratty and seeing all his guts spill out! How horrible!
So, I deconstucted him before consuming. But do you see that?! Look how insanely delicious that looks! The chick’n “stuffers” are filled with marinara sauce and vegan daiya cheese. And, let me tell you, THESE ARE FREAKIN’ AMAZING! The cheese stayed gooey and melty long after I removed the stuffer from the oven.
These are seriously insane. I could eat them every night of the week and not get sick of them. And that is definitely not the case for most faux meats. While I like my occasional veggie burger or breaded chick’n patty, they’re not something that really scream “entree” to me. These stuffers, however, are. I would totally serve these to omnis if the chance ever arose (and I didn’t feel like cooking).
I thought of another fun way to make these Halloween-y after I finished eating. Next time, I think I’ll bake them and then cover them with marinara sauce. That way they would look like bloody human hearts! 😀 Weeee! Cannibalism!
I swear, if I don’t make my candy and caramel apple post tomorrow, I’m going to.. do something not cool! Like not post about candy and caramel apples!
THIS MUST GET DONE TOMORROW!
Luckily I found my peanuts today. So I probably will be posting about candy and caramel apples tomorrow. And tiny ones, at that!