I've made some "thumbs up" and some "thumbs down" food choices recently. Christi calls them desperate. I don't think so. It's just the way it is.
1. Breakfast: pancakes, eggs, butter, and maple syrup.
Review: Not bad really. I actually went back for more. Had the taste of pancakes, with a hint of egg and syrup. Nothing was really overpowering anything else. Thumbs up.
2. Juice: Cantaloupe, mango and mint
Review: I think the cantaloupe taste was a little strong. The mint added a slight bite to the juice which was rather refreshing. The mango smoothed the taste out. Overall, OK, but I was done after one glass full. Cantaloupe taste was a little too much. Thumbs sideways.
3. Chips and Salsa: plus sour cream and re-fried beans
Review: If you love chips and salsa, you'd love this. It was mighty tasty! The chips added the saltiness and that good 'ol chip taste. The salsa was super refreshing, and the beans and sour cream added the extra "full" element that it needed. Thumbs up.
4. Spaghetti and Marinara: plus parmesan
Review: Couldn't get past the third sip. The noodles just became too thick and starchy. I did microwave everything AFTER I blended it, so maybe that was the problem. It was just too frothy. I added extra sauce, water, milk and still too thick. Thumbs down.
5. Wendy's: Chili and Baked Potato
Review: Oh yeah, thank you Wendy! I didn't taste them individually. I poured the baked potato first (with added butter and sour cream), then added the chili. Super good! I had 2 servings worth. What a deal. Thumbs up.
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (not pictured)
Review: Add the bread, peanut butter, jelly (in this case strawberry) and milk. Need I say more? This was super awesome. I wouldn't be surprised if you found this at some kind of smoothie shop somewhere. I've had it twice. Thumbs up.