Breakfast: Leftover mulled cider, leftover eggplant with shallots and tomatoes, leftover buttery eggplant, leftover cabbage salad. Half grapefruit, clementine orange, one fried egg. I get my vitamins, I think. Perhaps this is why I haven't been full-fledged sick in forever. I would almost like to get sick, take a few days off, but it doesn't happen.
Lunch: Banana chips, a couple of chunks of dark chocolate, gouda cheese (which goes surprisingly well with the chocolate-- dessert idea, anyone?), half a grapefruit, clementine orange.
Dinner: 4 slices Domino's pizza, because I was called back in to work in the evening and my family, as always, is helpless to provide themselves with food. (They are also helpless in the matter of applying the standard Domino's coupons, so the pizza always costs way more when they order it, even though they order the same items.) I had some pizza when I got home.
Snacks: 5 cups of coffee with half and half, 3 regular, 2 decaf. The extra one happened in the evening, when I was back at work.
Breakfast: leftover buttery eggplant, slice of white toast with butter, nori seaweed-dusted cashews. They don't really taste like seaweed, but like (I think) tamari.
Lunch (from the restaurant, after work): kimchi tofu eggroll, cup of seaweed soup, baguette roll with butter and a little tiny bit of Nutella that I added at home. There was only like 1/2 tsp. left in the jar, so the tininess of the bit was not by choice.
Dinner: I try udon soup again, this time more successfully. Broth description follows. I steamed carrots and green beans in a bamboo steamer over the broth as it simmered. Noodles were boiled separately in plain water, then drained. At the very end, I poached three eggs in the simmering broth, then divided everything into three bowls. I added some nanami togarashi to mine.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. A couple of spoonfuls of ginger milkshake, and one of strawberry soy milkshake. A white chocolate Lindt truffle brought as a holiday gift from the Sysco guy.
Udon broth: 4 c. chicken broth (however you want to get there), 1 star anise, 5 slices fresh ginger, 3 scallions sliced, 6 dried shiitake mushroom reconstituted and sliced, 6 kaffir lime leaves, shredded, some mirin, some soy sauce. I didn't have any garlic.
Breakfast: two fried eggs, carrot slices, a few chunks of dark chocolate, gouda cheese.
"Lunch" (eaten at 10 am, before work): bowl of Brown Cow maple yogurt, carrot slices, slice of white bakery toast with butter and apricot jam. It is always a challenge to eat breakfast and lunch 2-3 hours apart. But, if I don't, I will totally lose my shit at work before 5:15 rolls around and I can go home. It is worth forcing down the carrot sticks.
Dinner: frozen corn cooked with diced carrots, green onion, and kaffir lime leaves; scrambled eggs; 1/2 avocado (I wanted a whole avocado apiece, but one of the two avocadoes was rotten); clementine orange. I haven't had time to do serious grocery shopping or cooking this week yet, alas.
Snacks: I had a little something when I came home from work, but I can't remember exactly what-- a handful of gingersnaps, perhaps? 4 cups of coffee with half and half, 2 regular, 2 decaf. 1 cup of black tea with milk and sugar. I couldn't tell you whether I perhaps had a little something in the evening as well. This is what happens if I don't keep up the diary within 24 hours. The holiday season is impossible.
Breakfast before work (6:30 am, at home): handful of nori seaweed-dusted cashews, 5 tiny gingersnaps, leftover frozen corn with stuff in it.
Lunch after work (at 3:15 pm, from the restaurant): grilled 3-cheese, tomato and ham sandwich on a baguette, vegetable egg roll.
We really didn't have dinner, due to 8 pm performance of Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center.
Snacks: 2 dried figs after work; 4 cups of coffee with half and half (2 regular, 2 decaf); 2 slices of white bakery toast with butter, plus three dried figs, 2 gingersnaps, and a cup of black tea with milk and sugar, all after the performance when we got home at midnight.