There is a restaurant with several tables filled. Someone from Table A gets up, goes over to a diner at Table B, and says, “How did you ever get so fat? I can’t do it no matter how hard I try!”
…Yeah, something like that is not going to happen. So why, why, why, why do people think it’s okay to ask other gym-goers, “Were you always slender?… I’m envious of people like you, because it’s always a struggle for me.”
Um, no. No, you are not envious of me.
Anyway, moving right along… Alphebruary continues, with a double dose today! I know I said I wasn’t necessarily going to proceed in alphabetical order, but it just so happens that today I covered B & C.
I tried to make chia seed pudding a while ago, and it just never really gelled. I threw it out, so I can safely say that I’ve never actually tried chia seeds. Hence its appearance now… I think my proportions must be off. I used two teaspoons of seeds for about a third of a cup of almond milk, and I refrigerated it overnight.
I was expecting a much thicker, more pudding-like consistency! But I wasn’t going to throw it out again, so I figured it wouldn’t kill me to eat it… and because unlike the last time I had a “banana split” for breakfast, today I actually had cherries, you can see just how un-pudding-like this was.
The cherry sank right in! This was definitely thicker than plain almond milk, though, and once I got past the weirdness of eating what are essentially just slimy seeds, I kind of liked it. But… is this what people mean when they say “chia seed pudding”?!
Brief interlude for the sake of chronology… when I get home late from classes and I still need to make lunch for the next day, I am reminded that cans are a very good friend of mine sometimes.
Especially since this served as a reminder that I love canned cut green beans. It is one of the very few vegetables of which I actually prefer the canned version.
And, back to Alphebruary. I debated several things for B, but I ultimately decided on bok choy.
Regular bok choy, not baby bok choy, because I am a cheapskate and this one cost less. 😉 I had absolutely no idea what to do with this thing… some Google time later, I decided to sauté the tougher stalks, but treat the leaves as I would any other greens. So, into the pot went some peanut oil and the diced bok choy stalks; a few minutes later, sliced baby bellas followed, and a couple of minutes after that, some frozen baby broccoli florets and shredded carrots, because when I first tried this brown and wild rice with broccoli and carrots, I wished for more veggies. I didn’t realize that there would be so much stalk to the bok choy, though; I still have a huge hunk of it left in my refrigerator! Anyway, I mixed all of that together with Bragg’s and some cubed tofu that I Bragg-ified and roasted for a few minutes, and plated it atop the steamed bok choy leaves.
I. Loved. This. (Which is good, since I’m probably going to have the exact same thing again on Sunday! Minus the bok choy leaves, since I don’t have any left.)
In the progress-making department, guess what?
No more chocolate Cheerios! Which makes me a little sad, because I quite like them, but … there are many, many boxes of cereal to be finished before I can even think about buying more. And I’m definitely going to want to try the cinnamon Cheerios first…
Even more good news!! I’m shocked that this happened so quickly, especially as they came from Illinois, but look what arrived today.
My Ugg Millcreeks! They’re a tiny bit big, but that’s better than having them be a tiny bit small… what remains to be seen is how comfortable they are over time. Because, seriously — the boot / rain boot collection I accumulating is getting to be more than a little insane.
My brain is more than a little bit fried because of these absolutely ridiculous and probably pointless record modifications Mr. J had me do today. And he’ll probably come to me in, like, three months (because he’s the worst procrastinator on the planet — even worse than I am), saying that he didn’t realize that I shouldn’t have done it, and please un-do it. ARGH!
Now for the not-so-good good news… hardly surprising, I know, but I have some cousins staying here for Shabbos. I don’t actually mind these cousins all that much. And they’re leaving on Sunday morning. But my mom is still cooking up a storm, and it is aggravating. Not even from an ED, OMG-there-is-too-much-food-around-me perspective… it’s just that I kind of enjoy opening the refrigerator without having things fall out onto my head!!
In any event, I am sleepy. Surprise, surprise. Have a lovely weekend!
“Aphorism, n.: A concise, clever statement you don’t think of until too late. “
~James Alexander Thom