Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

Fun with food

On Monday I felt like someone in a reality show challenge: Make ___ using only the ___ available in your ___. In this case, it was to feed myself using what was left in the refrigerator:

An onion, penne, parmesan cheese, frozen spinach (cooked together)
2 tomatoes (cut up and sprinkled with Sweet 'n Low)
Cornflakes, diet chocolate milk (eaten together)
Powdered milk, tomato juice, breadcrumbs, eggs (didn't use)

I resisted the temptation to order in because it's inevitably more fattening than anything I can make myself.

I HAD to go shopping Tuesday, unless I wanted to exist on more cereal, powdered milk, tomato juice, the last onion, penne and parmesan. I considered ordering Fresh Direct Monday night, but the only available Tuesday slots were 2-6 pm, and I assumed I'd be at the Times then.

But the puzzles weren't ready (they should be coming later), so I was here anyway. I dragged myself out at 5 pm, first to the PO to mail at-home puzzles to Canada, then to one supermarket for Thanksgiving desserts, and another for groceries. Neither store had diet ice cream/yogurt in the flavors I liked, and I haven't seen raspberry passion juice in weeks (I just wrote to Minute Maid asking where I can find this).

I finished Frank Longo's "Sit & Solve Travel Crosswords" which I had started while actually traveling. With Nucky, you can't go wrong.

I've vaguely considered doing the MIT Hunt sometime, but this won't be the time as my nephew's bar mitzvah is the same weekend.

I caught up on almost all my work and turned down an editing job, so should have a free holiday weekend.

(Looking at clock) Oh wow, it's Kennedy assassination anniversary day. Seventh grade, the announcement over the PA system, the entire school crying... nothing like that had happened before, and no one in my generation will ever forget it.

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