Whilst back at school, the combination of boy-induced misery and finals-induced misery meant that I generally had a deplorably poor appetite and kind of ate See’s candy and not a lot else.
I am more than okay with living on See’s candy. And actually, they are heavy on the nuts, so I was getting protein and monounsaturated fatty acids! And antioxidants from the chocolate!
I managed to perk up for the occasional real meal, heavy on carbs, heavy on using up my apartment food.
Awesome use-everything-up meal: pasta, thawed frozen peas, rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, and a fried egg, all tossed together with olive oil. Don’t knock it til ya try it!
Sauteed ginger and olive oil, added couscous and dried cherries and water, cooked it all together and topped it with chopped almonds.
I’m home now. Officially done with college, so I have officially made the jump from “student” to “unemployed”. Yikes!
Due to basically not sleeping since Thanksgiving break, I arrived home last night RAWTHER tired, and stayed in bed til 11:30. Absolutely positively unheard of for me. It was basically glorious.
And a lovely thing about home is that there is SO MUCH FOOD! One can throw a meal together based on just scrounging in the fridge!
Last of some salad, half a HARRY AND DAVID PEAR (our wonderful wonderful friends sent us a Harry and David tower of treats!), Mama’s homemade hummus and lentils and rice (both rocked my socks- the hummus had fresh red pepper, mm), and pita for dippage.
Mugsie of Trader Joe’s tomato bisque, the best tomato soup in the land.
And this afternoon’s project followed a trip to Aphrodite Greek Imports (my favorite store in the whole world) and the acquisition of these:
To make the dip last served for this dinner party, which I will have at our Christmas party on the 27th (oh man, get stoked, I will have FOOD PORN FOR YOU)