Lunch: tofu fried rice from the restaurant, with chili paste to make it spicy. This was supposed to be vegetable fried rice with tofu added (i.e., contain carrots and spinach), and that is what I paid for, but regular tofu fried rice is what I got. There have been a lot of mistakes in my orders lately, and I'm guessing it would not just be MY orders.
I am feeling kind of off-balance because I informed my boss today that I want to cut my hours down by half after the holidays, so I will have more time to write. This seems both self-indulgent and risky, even though at the moment we can afford it.
Dinner: I don't feel like going to the store. We have some of the sausage I made from Jennifer Reese's Make the Bread, Buy the Butter-- I have a bunch stored in the freezer-- some beets roasted in tin foil, mandarin oranges and arugula salad.
The sausage did not come out very well. It's overly salty and sweet and sage-y and fatty, really intense. It also did not grind very evenly in my blender-cum-food-processor. (My actual food processor has fallen on the floor, twice, and both times the bowl cracked and broke. We replaced it the first time but the same thing just happened again almost immediately. Do not recommend this flimsy product!) In any case, I am not one to waste resources, so we are eating the sausage anyway. This was a situation where the expression "see how the sausage is made" really came home to me. Actually observing sausage being made is kind of gross.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee with half and half, 2 regular, 2 decaf. One small sliver and one larger sliver (the latter cut by my husband) of peanut butter cheesecake. It is addictive.