You know it’s quite the workout playing roller derby, and I’ve had to change the way I look at food. This is especially interesting coming from a food blogger standpoint, where food was for playing with rather than fueling my body. OK, maybe not just for playing, I do have minions to feed! Cooking can get boring and monotonous, so picking up a new ingredient or trying a different product can spice things up in the kitchen. Now that I’m at the rink 4 or 5 times a week between Junior Derby and league practices there’s not much leisure time in the kitchen. It’s become a hamster wheel of get in, cook, stuff it in your face, get out. I’m a slow eater and I get upset when rushed, perhaps this stems from growing up on the farm away from bustling city activity. The cows won’t care if you’re 10 minutes late with that bale of hay and there’s no traffic jam getting it to them. I digress… Look! It’s a burger!
Not all frozen foods are created equal. I would much rather buy fresh ground organic turkey to make my own burgers but crunch time in the kitchen calls for the necessary evils of stocking the freezer with “ready to heat” food. These frozen turkey burgers were a little spongy (albeit I didn’t read the label, so who knows what’s in it!) but they worked fine after getting home after a mother of a derby practice and I needed protein.
Oh, yeah. My friends on skates happen to share my love for bacon, I made some bacon cheddar scones as a snack at the first bout I helped NSO. They were snapped up! So I try my best to bake them for our home bouts now.
We have a new Whole Foods in the Domain in north Austin, I found these little bison meat bars there. It’s like a Thanksgiving meatloaf. Kinda weird but they work well when I’m running late to practice.
Sometimes treats are in order.
The Gourdough’s chocolate bacon donut is interesting, if you love bacon and you love chocolate you must try this. It’s especially good after a few beers while watching some random live band in east Austin.
Amy’s Ice Cream is dangerous, I tell ya! But delicious, oh so freaking delicious. The day they make Tiger ice cream is the day I will apply for a part-time position there, just to have access to the best ice cream in the universe (in my humble opinion). For now, it’s about 2000 miles to get Tiger ice cream in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Boo. Sad, sad derby girl!