Today was such a rush rush rush day, but I was rushing to un-stressful things and didn’t mind! My prediction about having to use a spoon to get more fluff out of the jar came true — that just seemed like too much effort, and I contented myself with three handfuls of peanuts from the candy jar instead. Each one looked something like this:
Lunch was the same as yesterday: 1/3 cup cooked brown rice/triticale berries mixed with 2/3 cup of the chicken caciatore mom and I made last week when I was in MA.
I also heard fifth-hand from Deborah about a barbecue happening on the patio outside the first floor, so I went down with her for a quick peek. Sadly, I had to be in like two other meetings at that very moment, so I had to grab and run. I filled a cup with baby carrots, grapes, and a superbly delicious sausage link that Sam had masterfully charred on the grill:
How cool is it that my agency randomly decided to have a mid-day barbecue?! And how sad that I couldn’t stay and take full advantage!
I was quite a sight wandering around with my water bottle, sizzling hot chicken caciatore, and spoon in my left hand and my camera, a notebook and pen, and a cup of grapes and overflowing sausage in my right hand. I was riding the elevator and scouring the stairwell (and trying to open doors more or less with my teeth) all over the place for the people with whom I was supposed to meet. When I finally made it to the room where the psychiatrist was waiting, she probably thought I was absolutely nuts. Then, we dove right into talking about the case, and I really wanted a picture of the sausage before I ate it, so I had to sit with it there taunting me through the whole meeting. Torture!
We finished with that meeting and went right into another, but I did manage to inhale my BBQ goods somewhere in between! Post-meeting dessert was chia-tapioca pudding with banana and berries:
If I haven’t mentioned that I love this pudding, I love this pudding.
Somewhere between the pudding and my next appointment, I had two Now & Laters from Belkis’ candy jar (I had to root around under the peanuts to find them!):
Finally, there was a super random salad in there that consisted of chopped cucumber (previously cucumber spears meant for a snack on Monday), TJ’s salsas (previously meant for cucumber-dipping on Monday), my last hard-boiled Eggland’s Best egg (today was its last day to be eligible for consumption!), and some feta:
Just before I left for the day, Nydia mentioned that Rosey had brought her some spaghetti (made by Rosey’s mom, of pasteles fame) that she wouldn’t be able to eat since she was going out to dinner.
I jumped on that like it was my job and packed it all into my emptied lunch tupperwares 😛 I tasted some when I got home — this spaghetti was sooooo good with all the seasonings, ground beef, and some peppers.
However, I knew I needed to expand it because it would have taken all three cups to make me full! I added spinach, roasted broccoli, roasted purple cauliflower, and feta:
Perfect! It will be ideal for dinner in class tomorrow night 😀
Do you prefer your nuts with shells or without shells? I think I prefer nuts still in their shells. They’re so much more fun to eat because it’s like opening a present each time … especially when I didn’t have to pay for them!