Lazy Cooking: Trash Snacks

Do you have snacks that you eat that you don't really want other people knowing about? Snacks that were perhaps born out of desperation and empty pantries that turned into private delacacies that you induldge in when no one is looking? I do, and I am coming out the Trash Snack Closet with a few of my favorites.



Ok, I didn't come up with this name and I'm not even sure I'm using it correctly. Basically it's taking cheese slices, or shredded cheese if you have it, putting over pretzels or crackers and microwaving it until the cheese melts. Mr. LL caught me doing this once and proclaimed "Oh are you making God?" That's what he and his friends called it when they were teenagers, so I know I'm not alone in this one.



Ok, so  ice cream + soda isn't a crazy combo, but I prefer to use chocolate ice cream. Does this have a name? I don't know. Should you try it? Yes. The other option is called "Bubbles" in my family and was a favorite treat (or a desperate breakfast) growing up. It's just milk poured over scoops of chocolate ice cream. No blending it into a chocolate shake or anything fancy. The ice cream gets these delicious chocolate ice crystals on it and omg I wish I had some right now.



Bread and peanut butter is an easy snack, and not at all a trash snack...unless you eat it like I do. I will take the jar of peanut butter, the ENTIRE LOAF OF BREAD and a butter knife, sit down on the couch and EAT UNTIL I AM FULL or run out of bread. Whichever comes first.

In desperate times, i.e.-no peanut butter, I will put mayonnaise on bread and eat it. Not in a whole loaf kind of way, but a slice or two of mayo bread will do for a snack during these dark times.



It's just what it says, a bowl of plain, white rice with melted butter (and salt). I would eat this not only as a snack but as an entire meal back in my just-out-of-college, single days. Money was tight and this will fill you up.

Do you have any "trash snacks" you like to enjoy? Share them in comments!

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies (from Cookies & Cups) - Recipe Review

CLICK HERE  for the original recipe from Cookies & Cups.

CLICK HERE for the original recipe from Cookies & Cups.


I pinned this recipe and decided to make it over the weekend. I meant to make it last week, but that’s life. I told Mr. LL all about this whole “2 ingredient brownie recipe” and he got so excited…that he made them without me.

Now, had I had a chance to look over Shelley from Cookies & Cups recipe post, I would have seen that these come out very fudgey and dense and are in need of something to make them sweeter, like icing. Instead we have very pumpkin tasting fudge. Also, I probably would have added some pumpkin pie spice to the mix as well. 

Oh well, they actually taste better the next day, in my opinion, but I’m a cake-y brownie person myself so these just aren’t my favorite. I’d probably make them again though, but with icing.

Meal Plan Monday


The Red Velvet Whoopie Pies we made last week were amazing. Although, I found the recipe made WAY too much of the filling. We ate saved it to eat on strawberries though. We stuck pretty faithfully to the meal plan last week. I hope we do that again this week!


Yogurt, fruit, grits, coffee


Shredded beef tacos


Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake


Ribeyes + potatoes




Cereal or take-out (I had planned on cooking fish this night, but I couldn't find it in the store)


Salads, crackers, cheese sticks, fruit with water


Cereal, crackers and hummus, fruit