Breakfast: Leftover black beans and rice with queso fresco, leftover green beans with cumin and fennel. This was such a substantial and satisfying breakfast, it made me happy.
Shopping (Co-op): 3-pack recycled paper towels, organic whole milk, 2 cans cat food, Shelton's turkey sausage links, Equal Exchange coffee beans, organic vanilla extract, 6 Fage individual Greek yogurts (assorted flavors).
Lunch: Leftover breakfast potatoes, slice of double chocolate banana bread, packet of mustard peas.
Dinner: I finally made the matcha green tea donuts from Bon Appetit. Served with turkey breakfast sausage links, fruit salad of papaya and dragonfruit, and oven-fried potatoes. While the rest of the meal was mediocre, the donuts were fantastic: crispy on the outside, not at all soggy on the inside. And not greasy. My deep-frying curse is broken! Perhaps it helped that I used an actual thermometer to know when the frying oil was ready. The green tea glaze (my daughter chose the glaze over granulated or powdered sugar toppings) was an interesting touch, but really I think I'd be excited about successful donut-making regardless of the matcha powder. Now what should I do with the rest of my precious store?
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. A couple of donut holes before dinner, to "test" whether they were good or not. An extra donut after dinner, because they were.
Breakfast: A few leftover oven-fried potatoes before heading out for an early morning appointment. A leftover donut and a packet of mustard peas when I returned.
Lunch: Small, old bread end toasted with butter and apricot jam; packet of mustard peas; spicy peanuts; yogurt-covered raisins.
Dinner: Somewhat improvised pancakes with banana and walnuts and just a little bit of mango probiotic drink. The real problem was that I wanted a double batch of pancakes, which would normally require two eggs, and I had only a single egg yolk. I put that in, along with the mashed banana (which the internet said had some binding capabilities) and some extra buttermilk, but the pancakes had a weird, chewy texture and were also excessively salty, for reasons nobody could ascertain. Except that I just looked at my buttermilk and it has salt in it. Is that normal? Maybe the brand I bought was more than usually salty. Honestly, I usually skip the buttermilk and use regular milk for pancakes, and I think I like it better that way. (I am weird: I like my pancakes very flat and dense, not fluffy at all, which requires a thin batter, difficult to achieve with gloppy buttermilk.) Served with choice of maple syrup, honey, or corn syrup (!), or combination of above. Lame dinner.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. I have been packing on the pounds, so successfully eschewed any extra snacks today. I can see, though, looking back over the day's history, that I did not eat well today. Carbs, carbs, carbs.