Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fake bacon and galaxy porn ...

The bad news is that I have spent the past four days like so super sick. On Friday night I thought I was going to just have my address changed to our couch because I couldn't move from it.

The positive of this is that I experienced every. single. minute of the past four days in a way I never would have if I'd been able to do anything fun or vertical-shaped. So four days has felt more like 10. And our basement is super clean, our laundry is almost done and strides have been made toward having an awesome bathroom. And I started watching Gilmore Girls.

Anyway, here is what I ate, watched and read.

THINGS MADE IN THIS HOUSE POSSIBLY BY ME BUT MAYBE NOT


Lentil Loaf
: True story: Chuck has been watching "Six Feet Under." On a recent episode, the Joe Lies girl from "Say Anything" plays a superhippie living in Seattle, Nate's former friend with benefits. When he and Claire stay with her in Seattle, she feeds them vegan meatloaf. There are visible chunks of tofu. Claire dumps hers into the toilet, which falls under the bathroom rules of "If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down."

Despite this anti-endorsement, two days later Chuck asks me to look for a vegan meatloaf recipe.

So this is the one he went with. Lentil loaf. It's actually pretty good, has a gazillion ingredients, needed to cook a lot longer than it said and I have a feeling will be good on a sandwich.


Bean and Hominy Pot Pie: Aside from the part where I had to peel a butternut squash, a slipper weirdly shaped butternut squash, this was amazing.

Like, really amazing.

I'm kinda a sucker for hominy though. I like how it is a weird tooth-y poof of vegetable. So this is pretty winter-tasting, but damn it's interesting. It has a ton of clashing seasonings (oregano and cloves and cumin?) and squash with nachos on top.

Eggless Butterscotch Chip Cookies: One of my favorite things about being an adult is the ingredients. Knowing that most of the time I can stand up, walk into the kitchen and make cookies or something spicy with lentils. Fun fact: We actually now seem to regularly stock butterscotch chips.

On this occasion I wanted cookies in the frantic way of an addict. We were out of eggs, so I found an eggless version, which is awesome because you can lick the beaters.

FOOD PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT

Morningstar Bacon Strips: This is my new favorite food. And not in a "I like bacon but I'm resisting real bacon." I don't care about real bacon. I just love this fake stuff that looks like Pla-Doh and tastes nothing like bacon. Part of it is a scientific curiosity. Like how it doesn't really change at all when it is cooked. And it is so damn weird. But it tastes so freaking good.

WATCHING
Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy: Holy inter-galaxy porn.

Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season

1 comment:

feisty said...

play-doh bacon. another great endorsement!