Midmorning, I am hungry again. I eat the last few bites of that gingery, bland, non-filling stirfry cold out of the container. It must not be that bad. Actually, this morning it doesn't seem bland at all, but has improved. Still intense munchies. A piece of eggplant out of the refrigerator. A cup of Irish Breakfast tea with milk and sugar. None of this helps. Finally I remember I have an extra Ritter Sport bar in my drawer, dark chocolate with hazelnuts. This does help. Have I developed a chocolate addiction? I have still managed not to open my bag of jellybeans, but I think about them every day.
Lunch: Two slices of multigrain bread, toasted, with butter and melted cheese (one slice with gruyere, the other with sharp white cheddar); orange. By the time I have finished this lunch on top of the giant chocolate bar, I am feeling overfull and queasy again, plus with a headache. Well done.
Shopping (Coop): large bag of Nature's Path Millet Rice cereal, 2% Organic Valley lactose-free milk, Ecover dish soap, 2 cans of cat food, 6 assorted Chobani yogurts, $28.
Dinner: this Beef Jerky Fried Rice from the September issue of Bon Appetit. I was really excited to cook this dish: the ingredients, all prepped and ready to go, seemed stupendous. Spicy beef jerky, crushed potato chips, 3 kinds of onion, cilantro, mushrooms... delicious. And it was, or would have been, except that somehow I stupidly miscalculated my water ratio when I was precooking the rice, and added half again as much water as I should have. I make rice all the time, and never do this. But, on this one day, I did, and the rice was of course very mushy, and even more so once it had been stirfried for a few minutes. Still... the resulting rice mush with flavorful add-ins was tasty. I would make it again. Correctly.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half, and one with whipped cream. The aforementioned mid-late morning binge. A taste of spicy beef jerky while prepping dinner. Glass of red wine.