Have you ever found yourself unable to decide whether you wanted vanilla or chocolate protein pancakes? If you are as indecisive as I am, then the answer to that question is a resounding yes. That is, until I came up with a brilliant solution.
Looks like a black and white cookie, doesn’t it? I think next time I’m going to try for a “marble” effect! Chocolate syrup is optional, but highly recommended.
In other random edible news:
I found a purple pepper at the farmers’ market and purchased it on a whim. It looks cool, but it doesn’t taste like anything special. In terms of “regular” peppers, it tastes most like the green, which, coincidentally, is my least favorite.
It has been f-o-r-e-v-e-r since I’ve had a sweet potato, but I bought a bag of them at Trader Joe’s the other day.
Steamed and sprinkled with cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. (In the background: two other current obsessions [barbecue-baked tofu and cauliflower roasted with cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic salt, and paprika], which I already sorely miss, as I will not see a vegetable over the duration of my trip.)
Remember these gloves?
I said they looked bigger! They are. In fact, they are so big that it is extremely uncomfortable to lift while wearing them. I was going to return them, but that makes no sense since they didn’t cost much more than the price of shipping! I have no idea what to do with them, but in the meantime…
I went to a store and bought these. Success. Finally!
In case you’re wondering how it is that I have time for this post — considering my packing panic — it is because I was very efficient and productive on Thursday evening. Most of my packing is actually already done! I’m so glad for that, because the last time I went on vacation, I was on edge all Shabbos, knowing that I would have to pack late on Saturday night. I am so not a last-minute person. At least now I don’t need to stress out about this so much. Which is a damn good thing, because…
I’m sure nobody is interested in reading this; it’s just another attempt for me to get it out of my system. I’m still feeling all conflicted about this whole situation — if “conflicted” can be a feeling about a feeling!! But my nephew-to-be is actually going to be staying in my house over Shabbos. He arrived sometime before I got home from work today, though I have yet to meet him, as we haven’t been in the house at the same time! Being the social retard that I am, I’m sure you can imagine that I’m not exactly looking forward to an introduction. Oh, and I learned that he is nearly three years younger than I am. Which really only makes me feel more doomed — if people as young as he and my niece have managed to figure it out, I may as well just wither and die right now, because there is absolutely no hope for me. All I seem to know how to do is get older… and older… and older.
Speaking of which, I got together with some friends last night, and they were admiring my camera (tentatively named Cary, but not set in stone yet!)… and in mentioning that my parents paid a portion of the price as a birthday gift to me, I realized that all of my friends had forgotten my birthday. (Except for one, but A) she wasn’t there last night and B) her own birthday is a few days after mine, so she remembers.) Clearly, this didn’t upset me very much, since it took me over a week to notice. But now that I have noticed… well, I do feel kind of irrelevant and invisible. Just saying.
Oh, and this Mebar?
It was blueberry almond flax. But it tasted a bit like freezer burn, because I guess it wasn’t wrapped tightly enough. I was a fan of the blueberry part (I dehydrated them myself!), but not the freezer burn!!
In following the theory that one ought to give to him or herself what other people will not, I bought roses.
I’m going to have a blast over the next twenty-four hours, trying to figure out what I think / feel. No wonder I have a pounding headache!! At least I have a stack of magazines to keep me somewhat occupied. Let the fun begin.
Have a great weekend.
“Hope is but the dream of those who wake.”
(That can’t be true… I am not asleep!!)