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Health Indicator

Those of you who have known me for a while will be pleased to learn that not only did I bake lemon bars for last Sunday's evensong, I had the following constructive kitchen activities this week.

* Made spaghetti sauce on Monday night and baked spaghetti squash. Stuck with it even when the fan turning on for the oven turned my half-hour sauce into a 1.25 hour project. I even chopped the mirepoix my own self.

* Made cornmeal cereal for breakfast on Wednesday with stone ground meal - half hour project. (This was in imitation of the polenta cereal I had got from the Whole Paycheck breakfast bar on Monday, which was a mighty good winter breakfast.) I tried it in the microwave on Saturday but it was not as successful - I think it will be with less water.

* Fried potato chunks for my breakfast Thursday instead of using the TJ's frozen for some potatoes-and-eggs.

Not bad considering that I had late nights at work most days this week and was still kinda snotty and sneezy and wheezy from the Creeping Crud.

I'm going to try mashed potato, spaghetti squash, and smooshed bean quesadillas tomorrow for lunch or dinner based on an idea from food_porn. I also have bacon now and still have potatoes so will try assembling breakfast burritos to my preference - the Whole Foods ones are great, and filling (on Saturday it kept me going all through my soup kitchen shift), but my "I can do this myself for a lot less" instincts are kicking in.

I also really will make the Italian wedding soup with the meatballs in my fridge. I think I can approach chicken soup again ;).

I will also probably make some mini-quiches and freeze them for the Annual Meeting luncheon on Sunday.

SHEEEE'S BAAAAACK ...

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ex_serenejo
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, yayyy!
cat_herder
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it. Its a big one. My butt's still dragging and you know what a wired monkey I am. If Miss Farmgirl is COOKING, then all is well in the world!
elissaann
Jan. 21st, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Back indeed! I'm delighted to hear that you're feeling better!

Whole Paycheck

Heh.

The ones in NYC make me nervous. The last time I went to one, the cashier rung up seven 99-cent items for a total of over $9.00. She insisted that it was right because that was what the cash register said.
berkeleyfarm
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! I hope you asked to speak to a manager.

I have to say that automatic cash registers have contributed a lot to innumeracy.

Whole Foods' house line (365) is actually pretty good value (the canned beans are as cheap as anywhere I can find around here), but the other stuff can be spendy. Thus the nickname.

(Interesting you should mention this. I just got back from Safeway to discover that while I had entered my club card info, the discount did not "take". Since it was $10, it's worth my going back, but probably tomorrow because it was starting to be overrun with school age children and their guardians. And it's cold and rainy out.)
themagdalen
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yay she cooks! :)

I need to bake these sweetpotatoes before they get too old.
berkeleyfarm
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
On rec.food.cooking they would call them "Musgovian" sweet potatoes. I thought it was a brand new trendy varietal that I hadn't heard of yet (it took me a while to figure out what was going on with grape tomatoes) but then someone clued me in on the joke - "must go".
prairierabbit
Jan. 22nd, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! I made lentil soup this weekend, with stock I made and froze last weekend. It was good, and there is more left in the fridge. I'm trying to cook some on weekends, because during the week it's tough.
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