Fact: most of my recipes lately have from either blogs/the internet or my head. Are they delicious? Yes. Do I like adding more and more pins to my “Recipes + Food” pinboard that’s half aspirational, half actually things I might/do make? Yeah, of course.
That being said, of course I would rather be referencing the recipes and cookbooks that fill my parents’ house, but, aside from a few photocopies, those are on the other side of the continent.
So yes, I do use the internet as a major source for my menus, and yes, my laptop sometimes takes up a good third of my counter space (I should get one of them iPads), but it’s more a “using the tools available to actually cook things: than a “discarding the past in favor of a blogger’s recommendation.”
And now I’m hungry.
PART 1: TOFU. Cut block of firm tofu in half widthwise and lengthwise. Pat dry with paper towels. Place in baking sheet coated with cooking spray (importante! because I didn’t and it stuck like hell when I tried to flip them) and place in preheated 425 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for thirty minutes….
Am normally a tofu hater, but I like it in things and this looks mighty tasty. And, more importantly, easy.
Tomatoes of all varieties are now showing up at the farmer markets in Seattle.
Those little orange tomatoes are legitimately one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. So delicious and wonderful.
True facts: I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Eat, Pray, Love (despite the fact that everyone seems to be loving it… if it were anyone but Julia Roberts, man, I might be able to force myself to go), but this is a pretty interesting article about preparing food for a movie (Susan Pungen also did the food for Julie & Julia!). Also I’m real hungry.
My name is Charlotte Addams, I am a Grown Up Lady, and this is my dinner.
Let me explain (though in all honesty I’d probably buy these even if I didn’t have a reason). Since I am a Pretty Darn Broke Grown Up Lady (at least until Friday), I’ve been trying to shop frugally. Unfortunately, “frugally” often means “not buying that much food,” and since I have the appetite of a 17 year old boy, I tend to eat a planned day or two’s worth of groceries in mere hours. Due to this, even though I stopped by Trader Joe’s this afternoon, I was all hungry again and out of food by about 6 o’clock. Which, for those of you as unaware of normal life schedules as I am, is the dinner hour, aka apparently the worst possible time to go food shopping.
I innocently climbed out of the subway at 3rd Ave, walked towards Trader Joe’s, and kept on a-walkin’ when I found that the line outside (in damp, threatening-rain weather) was half a block long. Hell to the naw. I ventured on down 14th St to Whole Foods, hoping that inside I would find something (a) I could afford, and (b) at least marginally healthy. Well, that came in the form of these frozen, Sesame Street themed children’s meals. Whole Foods was a zoo and I felt like I was cheating on TJ’s, but at least I ended up with something that will hopefully (a) be delicious and (b) fill me up, at least temporarily.