Dave continues to workshop the intro after I hit record. I don't know, y'all. I like the intro that I wrote with care and put on the outline. You listen and decide!
Also, Dave made me do a full spit take. Truly, tea was everywhere.
Let's talk about some food, y'all.
PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds review
Outstanding Foods sent us four bags of their Pigless Pork Rinds:
- Texas BBQ
- Hella Hot
- Nacho Cheese
They also make a Salt and Vinegar flavor, which they didn't send, and I'm bummed about it. Salt and vinegar is my favorite chip flavor!
Dave's and my opinions on these really varied by flavor.
He thought the Original was okay, but I really didn't like this. I think they'd be nice in a recipe to add some crunch and a meaty flavor, but I like more flavor in my crunchy snacks in general.
I liked the BBQ flavor, and so did Dave. We agreed that we would have liked a stronger BBQ taste, but I think that's more us than these Pigless Pork Rinds. We eat a lot of junky snacks, and these are pretty healthy.
We both loved the Hella Hot. They have a slow burn and are very flavorful. We'll definitely be ordering bags of these in the future!
Dave liked the Nacho Cheese flavor, and I absolutely loved it. The flavor was strong and cheesy, but the Pigless Pork Rinds delivered them in a light, crunchy package.
I also liked that I could pig out on these (get it??) and not have a crash later, like happens with chips. These are a definite repeat, as well.
Now we just need to get our hands on the Salt and Vinegar variety!
So, Dave recently dropped a bomb on me: he is sick of air fryer tofu! And I'll be honest: I was getting really lazy with it.
Basically, any time I didn't know what to make for dinner, my default move was to toss tofu in soy sauce and garlic powder and air fry it. Add rice or noodles and a veggie, and that's that.
Dave was having some fatigue with that preparation, so I switched things up and made my Crispy Baked Tofu instead, and what a hit!
It's just as hands-off as the air fryer, which I love, and Dave loved the texture and the flavor. It's sort of a baked salt and pepper tofu, but I give other flavor variation ideas in the post.
We served this in a bangin' ramen bowl with steamed broccoli and sweet thai chili sauce. What a dream!
The other thing we ate this week was a tofu scramble breakfast casserole. The one I prepared was a version of this breakfast casserole recipe.
I kept it simple with just tofu, seasonings, and spinach. But I still topped it with tater tots, because I'm not a monster.
It was ready right as Dave was getting back from a run, which he said was a lovely surprise. The whole family inhaled it!
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