Lunch: Eaten at the mall where I was shopping for a dress for my husband's firm's Christmas party, ack. I was hungry again because I hadn't eaten much breakfast. Two kinds of sugar-coated chicken and fried rice from the "Chinese" food court buffet. I guess it was "bourbon chicken" and "chicken with broccoli," but they both tasted more or less the same. Delicious in their generic, sugary way. My life is going all to hell.
Dinner: Madhur Jaffrey's Buttery Soft Slices of Deep-Fried Eggplant with Garlic, lentils, white rice, roasted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, shallots). The eggplant slices were a disaster. They were undercooked on the inside and had taken on so much oil on the outside that they were disgusting. I threw one of my two slices away-- that's extreme, for me. Planned to throw the rest away too... but the next morning found me baking them, removing excess oil as much as possible, and baking them some more, trying to render them edible.
Snacks: 3 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 1 decaf (at the Tastee Diner). 3 small cups of mulled cider while we were decorating the Christmas tree before dinner. Cup of sake with after-dinner TV. The sake is now gone.
Hey, did I mention we put our tree up?