I’m glad you enjoyed the blow-by-blow account of my oh-so-exciting day(s)… I ought to do one for a regular workday. It would look something like this: “Sat on my ass. Sat on my ass. Sat on my ass some more.” Yep, my life is really that exciting. Hard to believe, I know. :p
Part of my attempts to clean out the freezers included this:
That would be a cappuccino chocolate chip muffin. Which is all fine and good, except that it was my third muffin in as many days. And then my mom realized that there is no way in hell that we’re going to be able to condense everything into one freezer, and so she called my sister and asked if she could turn on her extra freezer over Pesach. So I was eating crazy things for no reason. On the plus side, now that we do have that extra freezer, I can load up on Steamfresh vegetables — which are on sale this week, and with a coupon, they’ll only be fifty cents each. Which is a big deal, considering that I eat them by the dozen!
Thanks to the NYC Half Marathon, it took me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get to the pet shop today! But this is what I got out of the deal…
Three painted tetras — orange, purple, and blue (even though I asked for green). And my steering wheel.
An ugly pleco. And the other side of my steering wheel.
A moderately successful trip, since I actually wanted a bristlenose pleco (they don’t get as big), and more than one albino cory catfish (ditto), but these will do. Especially if they live.
Remember this kitchen?
You’ve never seen it cleaned off, but imagine it. It now looks like this:
It would be pretty easy for a single person to live with this kitchen, even sans oven; there’s a toaster oven, and a microwave that you can’t see here (it’s actually on top of the refrigerator). The problem is that the toaster is dairy, and the microwave is meat. Keeping a kosher kitchen means keeping all of these separate, which means I’m having a lot of trouble — if I “roast” something in the toaster, I can’t eat it with something I re-heated in the microwave. And anything I make using either of those appliances can’t go into the containers I usually use for work lunches, because those are pareve (neither meat nor dairy), and I want to keep them that way. Hence the pot and skillet on the stovetop — my mom never uses that stovetop. I have no choice!
This is the result of my first foray into the tiny kitchen. Pardon the truly awful picture — I didn’t realize the macro setting was on.
Kind of hard to see anything, but that’s green beans with mushrooms, rutabaga, and tofu; the latter two were “pan-seared” after being liberally doused with seasoned salt. It was quite good, actually, but I prefer an oven because it’s more passive and I don’t need to tend to it constantly! I also used a different type of tofu than my usual choice, and even though I don’t really like dealing with water-packed tofu, I was quite pleased with this one.
Having completed nothing useful today beyond finally filing my FAFSA and TAP, thanks to oh-so-helpful professorial figures, I’m off to “line the refrigerator and freezer.” Why we need to do this is beyond me, and every year I get roped into doing it because “you’re the only one who fits inside.” (This is not true — my brother did it when I was IP, and he is at least six inches taller than I am!) But before I head for the fun that awaits me…
I’m approaching 300 posts, but due to the impending helliday, food giveaways will not be happening. However, since these earrings seemed to be quite popular, I managed to get another pair for prize purposes!
For an entry, leave a comment telling me … um, something random. Because I can’t think of any particular question. 😉 Link back for a second chance to win, and don’t forget to let me know about it!
Have a great Monday.
“Always laugh when you can; it is cheap medicine.”