When your husband has been out of town all month, you make a bitchin’ bowl for dinner every night. It’s far better than the eggs and toast which usually fill that stark white dinner plate. And it’s ready in five minutes. And for just a second, it makes you forget that you’re alone in a condo fully dressed in Christmas garb at the end of January.
Three and a half years later. One semester to go. My husband is nearing the end of graduate school. At least the school part. He’s currently touring the country interviewing for internships. Connecticut. Maryland. Ohio. Michigan. Tennessee. Illinois (current home). Louisiana. Kentucky. Colorado. In one short month we’ll find out where we’re going. February 24. Match day. A simple email holds our fate.
But until then, you wait. You make a big batch of bitchin’ sauce. You eat a bitchin’ bowl for dinner every night. And you turn on the Christmas tree like it’s going out of style.
Whoa it’s amazing how you stumble upon such old posts on this internet 2012!!! Just tried this tonight but had it in a spinach wrap instead of over brown rice. Added chicken to give it more of a “meal” feeling since I didn’t have the rice. I’m OBSESSED! So simple. So delicious.
Came across this while looking for ways to use the impulse grab of bitchin’ sauce and can’t tell you how refreshing this throw back recipe felt. I swear it’s been a lifetime since I’ve seen a recipe call for canned corn and i am here for it! Didn’t know how much I missing 2012 until just now. ❤️
Oh man! This made me laugh! I can’t remember the last time I bought a can of canned corn 😂
I made these for lunches tomorrow. Everyone is getting one! My kids have yumboxes and I love finding new ideas for them. The sauce is delicious (I did the chipotle version because I love spice!)
Thanks for the recipe!
We use Yumboxes too. Thee best! Thanks for writing ❤️
I found your blog and went back to 2012 and started reading to catch up. I live in New Prague,MN so we are neighbors! I came across this sauce and the bitchin’ bowl and made both last night. I can’t tell you how delicious it was and how much I loved it!! I am going to add cilantro next time but this is incredible and I’m so happy I found your blog and decided to go back in history. Thanks!
I just made this sauce yesterday and I LOVE IT! I was looking for another sauce to put on my buddha bowls and it is a winner! So delicious and it can go on anything
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Love, love this! But I did think it was called a Btichin’ Bowl because it could be a more nutrious (yet very satisfying) way to curb your cravings over … you know … that time of month …
I just read this post (from Pinterest) and it sounds SO much like our Yumm Bowls & Sauce that we have here at Cafe Yumm in Eugene, OR. It’s a family favorite. Can’t wait to try and make this!
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Mmmm … very similar to what I’m devouring right now for lunch! From minimalism comes such deliciousness!
Love your blog. It is bee-yutiful!
Haha. I love this name. And this bowl is just chocked full of some scrumptious stuff! I love it all. Yum!
Just stumbled on your blog and am already in love – this looks delicious! This is such a timely post for me too, as my boyfriend just got back from a week-long trip of internship interviews! We just went through the schools and ranked them last night. Best of luck to your husband (and to you)!
Having done the match process myself, I completely understand the uncertainty. This is a great recipe to make while you all are waiting. That, and cake of some sort. Lots of cake. 🙂
Beats the heck out of my hubby-out-of-town dinners: Greek yogurt. Plain. Sometimes I’ll throw in some blackberries. If I can be bothered to wash ’em. But, this? This looks so much better!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m now following you via the ol’ FB. Stacey also told me about you (as did Kristen P, whose son is playgroup buddies with my baby girl). I really thought I was already following on Twitter. Turns out that was another Martha. So glad we cleared that up!! They both told me I would love your site…and I do, I really do! 🙂
I can’t wait to try this – today!
Love everything about this. I’ve been making something I call “tomato beans” when the man is out of town. It’s essentially white beans, tomato, parmesean, oregano, lemon—like a warm tuscan salad. Something *I* would consider a meal. 🙂 It’s written up here, if it’s ever of interest!
I’m so all over this bitchin’ sauce in the meantime.
This looks so amazing. I am trying to convince my co-worker who owns a VitaMix that she should make the sauce this weekend and bring it in for everyone 🙂 I have a pretty good blender but I am nervous it might not work as well…
Perfection in a bitchin’ bowl.
Girl, this is my kind of meal. Living by myself, I eat all sorts of random combinations of leftovers when no one’s watching! This bitchin’ bowl looks mighty tasty.
This is my kind of dinner!
This and the sauce look amazing!
Yes! This looks like my kind of meal.
this looks amazing! so yummy! seems like i really need to make this sauce so that i can make this bowl 🙂
My husband’s in the military, so I totally get the cooking for one thing. It’s depressing, but at the same time, comforting to know other women are also sitting at home, eating alone on the couch in their yoga pants.
This looks amazing! I have GOT to make it!
so amazing! really excited to try it as I need so many quick meal recipes that I can pull off and maybe even take to work. Can’t wait to try your bitchin’ sauce. The name alone makes me want to take some bitchin’ rage out on making an awesome sauce!
Bitchin’! Hope you get matched up with perfection! Good luck to your hubby…
canNOT wait to try it! thanks!
Love that it looks so bright and fresh even with canned stuff. Canned beans are a lifesaver! I’d love to try this with leftover quinoa, too.
My husband is a resident. I know exactly where you guys are right now. It is a slow build, lots of waiting and time stands still and then boom! You get the news and start the mad dash to organize your new life. Good luck!
Awww I LOVE this, thanks for sharing
I could eat this every night for sure!
Ha! Love this bitchin’ salad…. and the name is even better!
Awww yeah. This sounds fabulous! When my boy is out of town I always eat eggs and toast too!! haha
Oh I’m hooked. The name is enough 🙂 But it sounds awesome, too! And it’s definitely the kind of thing I want to eat when I’m dining solo, too!
Ohhh… I can completely relate. My sweetie and I just finished waiting for two years to find out where our lives will ‘start’. And finally we found out and now we’ve been posted to a very remote part of Northern Ontario. Not idea, but it’s taught me that as long as we’re together… it doesn’t really matter where together is.
Good luck to you both 🙂
ps. This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try the famous Bitchin’ Sauce!
Omgosh, this looks delicious. AND I love corn in salads!
The Christmas tree thing is WAY too funny – haha. I’m excited to see where you’re headed… gotta hope there’s a Trader Joe’s!!
I hope you get the news you’re longing for! This looks so yummy for any night, I love the idea of a Bitchin Sauce! Btw your tree is still up?
It’s still up! How horrible is that. The husband is back for good this weekend. The tree is coming down. Promise.
Yum! What a delicious and healthy idea for the bitchin’ sauce! Love the flavor combinations. Hopefully hubby will get an Illinois gig but Colorado is a bitchin’ state too! 🙂
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Colorado! We would love to live there long term.
Now this is my kind of dinner! *Exactly* something I would every night — Especially if my hubby is out of town :). I’m excited for you and your husband and your exciting endeavors! I’m super familiar with that “follow your husband around” lifestyle. What would they do without their faithful wives 🙂
This is definitely the kind of food that I eat when my husband works late. LOVE IT, Melissa!
Looks delicious! I wish I had that for dinner tonight instead of the egg sandwich I made!