Lunch: Stuff I brought home from the restaurant. Grilled cheddar cheese on Tuscan sourdough bread, potato pancakes. The potato pancakes were undercooked and soggy today, and tasted a bit sour too. I hope I don't get sick, as I agreed to work again tomorrow morning. I'm wondering if it may be time for me to move on soon. But what to do instead? I am getting nowhere fast with my personal projects, mainly because I am so indecisive that I never finish anything I start.
Made salt pork in preparation for baked beans a week from tomorrow. This was easy-- cut up a few pounds of pork belly, toss with a very large amount of kosher salt and some sugar, pack in a container and put it in the fridge. I left out the "pink salt," or curing salt (not to be confused with the fancy Himalayan pink salt, this pink salt contains sodium nitrite, and I wasn't sure where to get some fast, nor do I particularly want to load my pork with nitrites). I figure I'll freeze the salt pork when it's ready and won't need to worry about spoilage.
Dinner: Walked down to the local middle eastern restaurant with my husband, and ate delicious fava beans with pita, along with a spinach salad that made no sense (spinach, dried apricots, pickled onion, cucumber and tomato...?). It looked pretty but it didn't taste very good. I also ate a few of my husband's fries, which were amazing.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee with half and half (2 regular, 2 decaf). 2 chunks of apple provided by nearby cook at work.