Lunch: Homemade lemonade; mandarin orange; slice of Pepperidge Farm 12-grain toast with butter; pistachios.
Shopping (Co-op): pint of heavy cream, half gallon of organic whole milk. $10. Really? The heavy cream cost $4.89? Also (at local bakery): 1 loaf of onion dill bread. $6.
Dinner: Prepared in a rush when I got home at 7:45 from a school club meeting I'd hoped to be able to skip. Egg and cheddar cheese scramble with a lot of farm spinach in it. Onion dill toast from the local bakery. Mandarin oranges. It'll do.
Dessert: It's pie of the month time (belated November)! My husband requested a sweet potato pie, which I'd never made (or indeed eaten) before. I used this recipe. The pie was easy to prepare, apart from the extra hour of at-home time required to boil the sweet potato in the first place. The filling seemed sweeter than it needed to be, with 1 cup of added sugar (sweet potatoes are already sweet!). If I made it again, I might try less sugar. My main trouble with the recipe was the baking instructions: 1 hour at 350 degrees. I found the pie needed an entire extra hour at that temperature for the filling to set up. Most pies I bake start out at a higher temperature for a short time, so maybe that would help. Served with homemade whipped cream.
Snacks: 4 cups coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. A handful of dark chocolate covered raisins. 2 half-glasses of whole milk, in the night, because my throat was itchy.