Breakfast: leftover muffin, mandarin orange, toasted challah roll with butter, fried egg. As I was eating breakfast, my boss called and asked me if I could come in (in about 40 minutes) to cover another employee's shift. I said I wasn't feeling well and would prefer not to, if she could find somebody else. I would come in if nobody else was available. She found someone else. Yay!
Lunch: mandarin orange; small bowl of raisin bran; egg scrambled with feta cheese, except I accidentally dumped in a LOT of feta and ended up with what I'd hoped might be a kind of toasty cheese pancake, but was actually a sticky, salty mess. I ate it. It was horrible.
Shopping (Co-op-- I was really hoping not to have to shop again today, but my ex-husband is sicker than I am and my kid needs to go over there for the weekend, so I am bringing him/them some grocery supplies. The following are the things I bought for my own household while I was there): challah bread, Glutino sea salt crackers, Brie, 6 individual Liberte yogurts, radishes, organic lactose-free 1% milk, organic mini sweet peppers, yellow plum tomatoes, coffee, Cascadian Farms Hearty Morning cereal, cat treats. $58.
At the normal time that we would have dinner, I met my husband at the movies (we saw Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It, which was every bit as formulaic as the original, but sort of culturally fascinating). I had a cup of peppermint tea (which I would rarely order if not sick) and a peanut butter cookie (which I also would rarely order if not sick; I'm normally candy all the way!).
Dinner (more of a snack, at home afterwards): Glutino crackers, Brie cheese, yellow plum tomatoes (these were surprisingly delicious in March), a little white bean pate.
Snacks, besides movie snacks above: 3 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 1 decaf, with half and half. One cup of Pero with half and half and honey. I've been using my Wonder Woman mug quite a lot the last couple of days. It is really big.
Breakfast (before work, 6:30 am): leftover muffin; slice of challah toast with butter and jam; mandarin orange; 1 egg.
Lunch (brought home from the restaurant, 3:15 pm): kimchi cheeseburger with fries & coleslaw. I also brought a burger home for my husband. I wasn't so crazy about the kimchi on the burger and wished I had just gotten a regular cheeseburger.
Dinner: we were pretty full from mid-afternoon cheeseburgers and just had solo mini-meals late in the evening. I had a Liberte yogurt (caramel flavor, which is the best), a slice of challah, and a mandarin orange.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. A few swallows of pineapple-strawberry juice at work. An entire small-sized carrot-grapefruit juice that I made myself at work when I started to hit a wall/feel shaky and sick again around 2 pm. The juice helped.
Breakfast: my husband and I returned to the Fenton Cafe, as promised, to try their crepes. I had an avocado, tomato, and cheese crepe, followed by sharing a sweet crepe (banana, almond, and honey) with my husband for "dessert." The crepes had a delicious flavor, although they were a little chewier than I thought the ideal crepe texture should be. And I especially appreciated that the avocado in my savory crepe was perfect. So many restaurants simply serve you whatever avocado they have on hand, even if it's completely unripe or spotty or any of the myriad things that can go wrong with avocados. I got the feeling that Fenton Cafe really cares about how their crepes taste. The bananas and honey crepe was a little sweet for me (I have a limited tolerance for honey), but I'm the one who ordered it, so not their fault! And, on a busier morning, the service was a lot friendlier than the last time I was there. Decaf coffee... though one of my sole complaints about this place is that they offer only non-dairy creamer for coffee! (They do have regular milk if you ask.)
After breakfast, my husband and I walked around the residential neighborhood in back of the restaurant and looked at houses. My husband likes to look at houses and I like to walk around.
Lunch: I didn't really eat lunch, but I did have a small bowl of raspberry granola in the midafternoon. It had come from a bulk bin at the co-op and tasted somewhat stale and dusty.
Shopping (Co-op): Seventh Generation paper towels, organic lactose-free 1% milk, organic whole milk, Seventh Generation toilet paper, can of organic chick peas, can of coconut milk, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, organic raisins, 1 lb. bag carrots, 2 yukon gold potatoes, frozen green beans, brussels sprouts. $36.
Dinner: I made a stab at a Thai-esque vegetarian coconut curry with brown rice. (However, I realized belatedly that a lot of my ingredients-- chick peas?-- would have lent themselves better to a coconut milk curry with Indian spicing instead of Thai. Oh well.) I used onions, garlic, green chili, potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, chick peas, frozen green beans, bell peppers, scallions, and yellow tomato. The sauce was composed of vegetable broth, coconut milk, Thai chili paste, a little fish sauce, ginger, salt, and lemon juice (because I didn't have lime, or lemongrass). While it tasted okay, it was a little too soupy and didn't pack quite enough punch with the rice. I have to go very easy on the fish sauce and Thai chili paste because my husband hates fishy flavors, but Thai cooking gets so much of its umami flavor from fermented fish that-- without lemongrass, galangal, or mushrooms-- there just wasn't enough there there. Definitely should have gone the Indian route with this, and doused it with spices.
Snacks: 2 other cups of coffee, both regular, with half and half. 1 cup Pero with half and half and honey.