Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thanks to some hand exercises from Caroljean64 my hand is feeling much better. I just got a start on the rolls I meant to make yesterday by putting some bulgur wheat in boiling water to soften. This means that I will FINALLY christen my stand mixer. I've made these bulgur rolls before and they're delicious (and they're big enough to make great sandwich and burger buns).
I'm fighting some really bad feelings right now -- teary and scared, although I have no clue what I'm supposed to be afraid of. I'm distracting myself by Sparking and watching a recording of probably my all-time favorite Iron Chef America episode. Imagine if you will: Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Ted Allen AND Alton Brown, all in the same episode. Can you say "Mary Heaven?" (Mark Dascassos, "The Chairman," isn't difficult to look at either.)
I'm making the week's grocery order, to be placed on Friday when I get paid. I am sternly not allowing myself to order any chips (my worst downfall). Instead of the bulk pork sausage I'd usually order I'm ordering a package of links. If I have two of them with my weekend breakfast, I'll get my pork-product fix for far fewer calories. The one thing I'm wrestling with is a big box of Bisquik, one of the only two convenience products I still use (cream of mushroom soup being the other). Bisquik makes my favorite chicken and dumplings. I do enjoy the pancakes it makes. However, I do know it's probably not the best thing I could get. Still considering.
I am a serious coffee lover (you probably guessed that). On weekdays I have two cups before work, and on weekends when I have time I have four. But I'm beginning to think I need to limit the weekends to two cups a day as well. When I'm at home I have certain "issues" I don't have on workdays, and the major variable is the coffee intake. Sigh...
Don't mind me. I'm just not feeling great right now.