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The Indefinite Article.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Let us now praise Carol's beans.

It's a day later and I'm still thinking of how good those beans were that Carol brought to the knitting meeting yesterday. Fabulous stuff.

Me: I haven't so much cooked lately. In fact, the tuna fish diet I started while recovering from oral surgery has continued. I'm so sick of tuna. I wanted to make a burger when I got home, but was too exhausted to clean the kitchen enough to attempt to make a burger. Maybe tomorrow. I also thought very seriously about going to get lunch today, but decided to get an iced latte instead. I wonder what horrible things I am doing to my body by skipping lunch and getting a cup full of milk and espresso instead? At least it's from Kaveh Kanes instead of the 'Bucks.

Food: so much better when other people make it for you.


  • I think that with food, like anything, you have to start simple and work your way up. It must be food-intimidating to be around the gourmand Brian. My baby steps since living in Austin have been making ham sandwiches. Sometimes I get really lazy and will just put mustard, mayonnaise and ham on a whole wheat tortilla. Most days I make the effort to toast bread ("Health Nut" or a Jewish Rye), chop up some spinach, and slice some cheese. To top it off I add some pretzels on the side. I eat only one sandwich and eat a light snack mid-morning and afternoon of yogurt with pecans and cinnamon or half and apple sliced with peanut butter. The critical part is that first I started toasting, then a week later started adding cheese, then later added the spinach. If I had tried to start fancy, I would never have made it. My current improvement is to wash the dishes as soon as I am done with lunch.

    Breakfast tacos are the same way. I recently started making them again. The whole fake egg thing and everything had made things too much of a production so I stopped making them, but I got regular eggs the other day and found myself making tacos over this weekend. I start the pan and butter it, drop two eggs on and cook them over medium/hard while I slice up cheese and heat up tortillas on an open burner. Everything goes one one small plate. Total dirty dishes: spatula, skillet, plate, milk glass. The fake eggs added an element of measuring spoon, cup or bowl and fork to whisk it up and more hassle. I think it is better to actually make the less-healthy tacos than attempt the unmaintainable fake-egg tacos and fall back on too much cereal.

    Once I head back to an office I will definitely pack a lunch and snack for the day. A bit of apple and peanut butter in the afternoon can really keep you going in a good way.

    By Blogger Adolph, at 12:21 AM  

  • carol is a machine when it comes to food preparation. she would be the perfect mother to a family of 13. adolfo iv and i are frequently overwhelmed by the amount carol cooks. this is why it is importatnt for us to have friends around. as of now, we have a fridge full of leftovers that will spoil before they are eaten. so this is an open invitation to anyone who is reading this and knows where we live. please, come over. eat.

    By Blogger Killy, at 9:29 AM  

  • ay! I wish I lived within in biking distance of y'all--

    By Blogger pablo, at 9:53 AM  

  • Thanks Sarah
    i'm so glad you liked them - i am thinking that one day - when i am a a little old lady - in my little bed & breakfast in the mountains of mexico - i will have the bean thing prefected - this and pancakes - a variety of really yummy pancakes made from scratch - at least that's the idea - and a few other select dishes for this - and hot chocolate - because it is a little cooler in mexico than here

    Adolph forgot to mention BLTs amde with his gran's home made round bread and blue ribbon thick sliced smokey peppered bacon - yummmy!

    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 4:02 PM  

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