And I’m late posting this. Don’t worry, though: I still ate the same things regardless of when it hits the Internet.
This was a rough week. I had a couple exams, a project, and a lot of non-school non-work volunteer duties to take care of. I’ll admit, dinners suffered slightly. But hey, we still ate!
Also, Sunday was memorable for both the quality and the quantity of eating, so at least we started off strong!
Today was not a day for regular eating. No. Today was a day that I did not have work OR class, AND a day that U of M played basketball, so we decided to have people over and make wings. In advance, so I had time to fill my fridge the night before with twenty pounds of marinating chicken in various sauces.
I would say the most wonderful ones were the ones I made the fewest of: whiskey-habanero. The reason I made so few is that I expected them to be too spicy for the majority of my guests. Surprisingly they were pretty tolerable (or all my friends like spicy food), and the flavor was incredible. The sauce was whiskey, honey, red pepper flakes, and dried strips of habanero peppers from my dad’s garden. Pre-baking, they smelled… eye-watering, I guess is the best word. Afterwards, well—
Monday: Last time
I know, last week I said I was off this mess and was going to try something new. But hey, we had one left in the fridge, so there you have it. Still tasted exactly like food, which is exactly what we needed.
Tuesday: Meeting and snowstorm
Tonight I ran a three-hour meeting about Ultimate Frisbee. I know you’re thinking that’s impossible, but really, it happened! Also tonight, it snowed about seven inches. See above picture. It snowed for about eight hours, maybe, and we ended up with a slushy mess that caused a lot of car accidents, meaning I was late to my meeting, meaning my friend Alicia had to pick up our food. Thankfully, the (in my opinion) best taco joint in Ypsi, La Casita, was on the way. Unfortunately, my phone battery died, so I couldn’t take a picture of the mountain of tacos we ate. Fortunately, this is the Internet so…
Notes: If you live in the Ypsi-Ann Arbor area and have not tried La Casita, I highly recommend it. If it weren’t twenty minutes further away than the not-quite-as-good-but-still-pretty-damn-good Taco King, I would patronize this establishment much more frequently.
Wednesday: Holy Crap, I’m half-vegetarian!
I did it again. I made stuffed peppers. I couldn’t not do it! They were crying out to me! This time I went a little nuts with the stuffing… I put Greek yogurt in it! I had some in the fridge, I thought it would be a nice, proteiny, creamy addition to the rice, beans, onions, cheese, and spices. Surprise! I was right.
Thursday: Leftovers ‘n’ stuff
Didn’t really have a good plan for dinner tonight, so I rolled with what was in the fridge. Leftover wings (note: I need a toaster over for REAL) accompanied by cauliflower, red peppers, and spinach in curry sauce over rice. Solid in terms of nutrition, but probably not my best effort in terms of deliciousness.
I’ll admit, I came home today and took a two-hour nap. I was just exhausted after so much LEARNING, man! So I woke up around 7:30 without a solid dinner plan, other than tuna steaks I picked up at Trader Joe’s. So I seasoned them and pan-seared them with peas, and served along with some pretty sweet Chinese dumplings. (As in, labeled in Chinese, so not sure exactly what was in them.) Followed by hot chocolate and a couch viewing of Detropia, a weird, interesting look at what’s been happening in Detroit of late. (Spoiler alert: it’s kinda sad.)
Saturday: I sense a trend…
Yup, I eat a lot of cheese on top of things spiced with a ton of chili powder, cumin, and more chili powder. So what? It’s delicious. Mexicans had the right idea, and I am gonna use it as often as possible. Tonight was nachos with kidney beans, onions, red pepper, and cheese on top, accompanied by some spring greens to make us feel good about all the cheese. Happy weekend!