Breakfast: Leftover eggplant with shallots and tomato, leftover lentils, leftover white rice. One slice of salvaged buttery eggplant after baking and blotting and removing as much oil as possible. It's now edible, but "buttery" is an understatement. It is unctuous, and I don't mean that in a good way.
Lunch: Last of the homemade ginger ale. Incidentally, my cat is so dedicated to drinking out of my glass that she tried some of this. Crazy. Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese, half a grapefruit, and slice of 6-herb toast with butter.
Dinner: chicken thighs braised with butter, garlic, chicken broth, fresh thyme, rosemary, and parsley sprigs. Refrigerated pierogies with onions and pancetta sauteed in butter. Cabbage salad with olive oil and cider vinegar.
Snacks: 4 cups coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Cup of mulled cider while cooking dinner. A couple of small chunks of bittersweet chocolate before bed.
I loved this history of "traditional" Jewish latkes.
Breakfast: Leftover eggplant with shallot and tomato. Slice of leftover buttery eggplant. Leftover chicken thigh, leftover cabbage salad. Cup of mulled cider.
Lunch: Slice of 6-herb toast piled with caramelized onion and pancetta, leftover from the pierogies. Banana. Grape tomatoes.
Dinner: We were supposed to go to my husband's firm's holiday Christmas party. But my husband had a mishap that involved getting on the wrong bus, taking it to the next town, then bailing on the bus and walking a long way home. He is not in great health, so this kicked his ass and he felt too ill to go to the party. (Why didn't he just call me to come pick him up? Mysteries.) I made us scrambled eggs with asiago cheese, 6-herb toast, and clementine oranges instead. I'd still rather eat this at home, then watch Masterchef Junior with my loved ones, than go to one of those fancy parties and have cocktails and filet mignon.
Snacks: At least 5 Dove Milk Chocolate Holiday Mint Cookie candies while driving from Target to the post office. I bought a bag of these at Target on a whim. Unknown number of additional Dove Milk Chocolate Holiday Mint Cookie candies. Perhaps 12 overall? Maybe more. 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Little glass of whiskey while we watched Masterchef Junior, because of missing out on the party cocktails. My husband said, "Is it Scotch whiskey or bourbon whiskey?" When I said bourbon, he made a face and said "ugh."