Yesterday’s food was pretty much the same as Monday’s — except that there was less of it! (Thank goodness!)
I didn’t get hungry until around 11:30, so that’s when the crepe made its appearance. I also ate a small handful of almonds from Lillian at some point during the morning:
Because breakfast was so late, all I had for lunch was my strawberry-flax-chia-hemp yogurt:
The yogurt sounds fancy, but there’s nothing to it. I mixed plain yogurt with unmeasured amounts of chopped strawberries, ground flax, chia seeds, and hemp seeds (I think I also mixed in a bunch of unsweetened dried coconut, too) and then sprinkled more flax on top for flair. The chia seeds worked their magic overnight and absorbed the moisture, creating a thicker and more tapioca-like texture:
I was fascinated by the looks of Belkis’ Dominican recaito (cilantro) noodles:
So she shared a bite with me. Why does everything Dominican taste so much better??
Belkis also brought in a very special treat courtesy of her son Emanuel, whose adventures in the kitchen have already served our office quite well. Name this dessert:
It’s vanilla pudding!! And Emanuel expertly dusted the top with cinnamon, yummmmmmm. I had some (of course), along with a few bits of cake left from Monday:
And then I had another spoonful. And another. And another. Until this happened:
Many people are afraid to take the last cookie, the last bite, the last piece. They worry that they will come off as greedy and rude. I am different 😛 My office is very lucky to have me on food rescue duty 24/7 … ummmm, or 8/5. (I also had several more bites of cake crumbs, but not as many as yesterday!)
Before leaving the office for class, I munched on a little snack baggie of cherries:
I bought these cherries last week because they were on sale for $3.99/lb (still a splurge, but they normally cost $7.99!), but Myrna scolded me for even paying that much and said that the Pathmark by her had them for $1.99/lb!!!! I’ve never heard of prices so low on cherries. So now, Myrna is in charge of finding me some super cheap cherries next time she is there 🙂
On the way to class, I stopped into Butterfield Market for my usual pre-class samples.
Back on the left, you can just barely make out my cheese sample — not manchego this week but some very soft French cow’s milk cheese. The market also just started selling soft serve fat free frozen yogurt, so I got a sample of the coffee flavor and scooped it up with a sample of Tate’s Bakeshop chocolate chip cookie. I was so pleased with my ice cream cookie sundae, composed entirely of free samples.
Dinner in class was the salad of the week and an apple, along with a few bites of Emily’s mozzarella tomato basil sandwich on olive focaccia:
Do you see that huge juicy chunk of olive baked right into the bread?! Incredible.
I also had this royal berry punch Starburst from Lisa because she thought the flavor was strange and couldn’t place it:
I’m convinced there was lucuma in there!
Once again, class was excellent, but it lasted the full 3.5 hours … which meant I didn’t get home until 10:30 and didn’t get to sleep until 11:30. I know I keep complaining about this and should stop whining about what i can’t change, but things start to disintegrate when I don’t get my 8 hours of sleep! I keep trying to tell myself that I’ll be fine as long as I get at least 6, but it doesn’t work very well, hmph
Are you afraid to take the last bite?