The last bite

Yesterday’s food was pretty much the same as Monday’s — except that there was less of it! (Thank goodness!)

As I mentioned, I was still stuffed on Tuesday morning from Olivia‘s feast on Monday night, so my breakfast crepe came along on a field trip to work:


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?

14 thoughts on “The last bite

  1. fitforfree says:

    I AM afraid to take the last bite, but may turn over a new leaf now!

    Can we go Union-Market sampling sometime soon? Or would it be too obvious with more than one person?


  2. Gina says:

    That’s so funny, 8/5. I had to stare at that for a second, I’m obviously slow! Love the picture of you “taking the last bite”, I’m right there with you, i ALWAYS take the last bite. Unless, of course, I can tell someone else secretly really wants it, then I call them out and say “you want the last bite, you know it!”. They act embarrassed, but secretly I know they are so happy I said it 🙂


  3. Kristie says:

    The last bite is the best… everyone should JUMP at the chance to take it! You win for being the brave last bit eater.

    That vanilla pudding is calling to me…


  4. Hallie says:

    NO I am not afraid of taking the last bite, and it annoys me when people leave like, 1/8 of a muffin on the counter at work because they don’t want to take the last one…just TAKE it, that’s why it’s there! I don’t know why, it just bugs me haha.


  5. Anne K. says:

    Those noodles look amazing, and so does that vanilla pudding! I love that you’re not afraid to take the last bite. I’m not, either. I mean, someone has to, right? 😉


  6. coco says:

    I’m not afraid of taking the last bite, but just don’t usually do! I love that you’re on food rescue 24/7…you’re so funny~ 😀
    and I used to think I need only 6 hours of sleep, but now I really need 8 to function properly the next day…. I guess I’m getting old! 🙂


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