A turkey, mustard and Parmesan sandwich; a special k bar, a CokeZero (he drinks whatever I drink) and an applesauce. If you are wondering; the pictureis a heart with a mouse.
Our nicknames for each other are bear and mouse – now bearband and mife.
My yummy dinner required marination time so I made big salads for the wait time. While I was prepping salads I snacked on a dinosaur plum.
Iceburg and romaine mix base topped with-
- pumpkin seeds
- goat cheese crumbles
- half a plum tomato
- poppy seeds
- and a few spritzes of Balsamic Breeze
Our “second course” was orange chicken. I can’t share the recipe because it’s a Racheal Ray, but this was origninally for orange beef that I modified. Along with a CokeZero.
My favorite part was the sauce so I crumbled in some saltines when I was done to “soak up the juices.”
Orange beef is actually one of A’s favorite Chinese orders, but I don’t eat red meat (I don’t eat pork either, what it is is that I don’t eat mammals but that sounds extraordinarily obnoxious). I have only eaten fowl and fish (excluding duck because I adore them) since the summer before 8th grade. It’s crazy that it’s been so many years now but I did not grow up really eating meat so I don’t miss it (my father only does fish/fowl as well). My parents fed me everything as a child and allowed me to make my own decisions which I appreciate.
I actually tried 2 weeks in college as a vegan (when I was eating from the dinning hall – bad idea!) to see how it felt. The experiment backfired, not being allowed to eat honey really irritated me for some reason. Instead of feeling closer to nature I ended up feeling extremely malicious towards bees! Plus I discovered Greek yogurt soon after and I never want to give that up.
My bedtime goal is 12:00 and though I’ve accomplished a lot I’m certainly not done, so I’m off to (try to) finish up.