>> Monday, July 26, 2010
Oh for heaven's sake no! I'm still not cooking. It's still too hot. A couple of months ago when He starting talking about replacing our AC I blew it off. I mean it still works, right? BTU, tons, seer, blah, blah, blah bah blah. And blah. Well guess who's sittin' up and paying attention now? I'll tell you who, me. Know why? Because I am HOT. And not in the good way.
1. cheater chicken
2. various vegetable type things
3. lemon, bread and a pickle
5. a plum
Oh. In case you need a romesco short cut, I got one. You know, cause it's too hot to be slaving over a blender. Just pulverize 1/2 cup of almonds in the blender, then dump in an entire jar (12 oz, DeLallo brand) roasted red peppers packed with garlic in olive oil. If it's too runny just add bread (baguette size) a slice at a time until you like the texture. EZPZ.
>> Thursday, July 15, 2010
A couple of weeks ago a particularly hateful unhappy camper suggested that since I wasn't very good at my job that I should consider getting a different one. Sounded like a jolly good plan to me. I immediately drafted a Potential New Career list.
Looks like I can strike SPY off the list. Also PHOTOGRAPHER. And COOK. Next up HOOKER and SHARECROPPER. Sorry Ms. Nastypants, looks like you're stuck with me - for now!
1. leftover pad thai
2. spring rolls
>> Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I know continuum isn't the right word to use here but dammit people, I am TIRED. And hot. And also a spy. So about that job thing ... yeah. The soul-sucking continues. It's been so bad this week that we are being forced to combine sweet precious lunch time with, well, with work. I know right?!?!?
Today was a proud day though, know why? See that picture? I totally took it on the sly with my phone. What you don't see is that there were other people there, crowded around my desk, eating sad little lunches and talking about stupid boring work and then there was me, surreptitiously snapping away, documenting the Summer of the Sandwich. For you. I did it for you.
1. cucumber and cream cheese sandwich
2. blueberries and yogurt
3. pickle stabbed through with a festive drink umbrella
>> Wednesday, July 7, 2010
If you're lucky enough to have a boy that chooses to show his gratitude by cooking you a steak dinner there's no reason at all to scrape the leftovers into the trash. Just mix it all up together, throw on some sour cream,wrap that shit up and call it lunch.
After you add carrot sticks and tomatoes for color of course.
>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I had to go to court this morning, looks like I'm going to have to shut down my escort service. It's just not fair, I'm a dancer!!!!
No really. I did have to go to court this morning and there was no way I was going to carry my lunchbucket around all morning in this heat. It's hot here you know. I may have mentioned... Anyway, stopped at F&E on the way to work and picked up some random stuff for lunch.
1. "Classic Olive Tapenade"
2. some Kashi vegetable crackers that had a little spice to them that I wasn't expecting
3. aged gouda
4. Black Velvet (trademarked I'm sure) apricots
I'd planned to get some goat cheese but aged gouda is my kryptonite. Well that and vodka. The goat cheese probably would have worked better with rest of the stuff but the gouda was really good, especially for the price, and had lots of those little crusty crystally things in it. Salt? Dried unicorn tears? Whatever.
The apricots are some kind of apricot/plum hybrid and if I'd been wearing socks they would've been knocked off. Sweet and tart and gorgeous with deep purple fuzzy skin and mango colored insides. And juicy. Like eat over the sink juicy. Like where have you been all my life juicy. I actually had an overwhelming impulse to share with my co-workers which is totally not my normal nature. Of course I regret it now.
>> Friday, July 2, 2010
The only good thing about terrible horrible no-good very bad meetings is ...
There was nothing good about those berries though, they got tossed. And the pastry wasn't so great either but I didn't let that stop me. The pineapple on the other hand was perfect. And free. So I went back to the conference room for more, quite a bit more, actually, so much more that I would have been embarrassed had anyone seen me. But they didn't. I'm a ninja pig!
>> Thursday, July 1, 2010
What? This ol' thing? Why you flatter me Mr. Butler!
Sorry, it's the heat.
1. amateur sandwich with turkey, cheese and mayo on the most delicious sweet onion roll ever
I was about 1/4 of the way through this sandwich when a co-worker came in and admired it. That was a good reminder to take a picture. Blogging is HARD you guys!