Look, I’m twenty-seven years old. Some people would think that’s too old to continue to be amused by the asparagus-pee phenomenon. Well, in my case, those people would be WRONG! Even if you don’t think it’s funny (which it is), you have to admit that the genetics are cool: it’s a two-way table. Some people can smell it, and some can’t (genetic); some people have it and others don’t (also genetic). Incredible, right?
Anyway, guess what I had for dinner on Thursday night?! You’ll just have to wait to find out.
Sunday: You know… stuff!
Feeling kinda lazy, but (unsurprisingly) quite hungry around dinnertime, I decided to go with the classic: leftovers! Hunkered down on the leftovers from food from earlier in the week, and… forgot to take a picture! I’m sorry. I’m seriously sorry. I am so lame, but that’s just what happens. Sometimes we are lame. And by “we,” I of course mean “me.”
Monday: Still being lazy a day later
OK, I’m not lazy. Tonight I shoved some nachos in my face in my rush to make it to Ultimate practice at 6. Fortunately, I made it on time! Unfortunately, practice started at 8. One would think I could remember an event that happens at the same time every week. But that one would be WRONG! So, since I didn’t take a picture of what I thought would be my pre-dinner snack but ended up being my actual dinner… here is the best comic I’ve ever come across about nachos, from XKCD:
Tuesday: Experiment Time!
You might think from tonight’s dinner title that I spend a lot of my time in a lab. Well, that is TRUE. Guess what else? I love the idea of learning about other cultures because I’m weird like that. So I decided to try to make knish. Because I have plenty of free time on Tuesdays… after class ends at 5. It was a late dinner, but a DELICIOUS dinner!
Since the boyfriend wanted meat and I wanted greens, I compromised on the side dish with chicken-pork Italian sausage (actually really, really tasty) sauteed with Yu Choy Sum. My favorite green. Seriously go buy it right now. You won’t regret it.
Wednesday: Knish pickin’s!
I don’t know why, but the phrase “knish pickin’s” makes me happy. Even though I wish it were spelled knisch, like it would be in German! Anyway, dinner tonight was an excellent leftover knisch with cheese on top and sauteed spinach. A lot of it. Man, if I could just eat spinach all the time, I probably would. Hard to get all the vitamins that way, though. And I would have to eat A LOT to get all the calories I need. So I don’t, I just eat it as a side dish with other stuff. Mmmmmm. Spinach.
Thursday: The reason for the season
Notes: This one is a solid bag-dinner choice, also made by Bertolli. Definitely does not contain enough veggies, but if you add in a bunch of your own, its a winning/time-saving combination!
Friday: Potluck and ANOTHER CAKE!
Friday was the first really nice day of the year in Southeast Michigan. About 50 degrees, the sun came out, the birds were chirping… overall a fantastic day. Which is fortunate, because I had to make desserts for a potluck for the Epidemiology Department, and I live within walking distance of my professor’s house, and it would have been embarrassing to drive there because it was cold and I’m a certified wuss.
I didn’t get a picture of my food because I actually had to eat and run, but I ate some kind of goat-cheese-sundried-tomato-delicousness spread, slow-cooked mini meatballs in some kind of brown sauce, a few veggies, and some kind of pasta with vegetables and cheese. Hard to tell what’s in the food you’re eating at a potluck, but I’m hoping nothing terrible because it was all made by Public Health students. Anyway, I made brown-butter brownies…
… and a Cinnamon Cake. I’ve never completely made up a cake recipe before, because I’m always afraid something will go wrong, but I decided to wing it today and cross my fingers that it turned out.
It did. Someone proposed to me because of this cake. Seriously. A stranger. Recipe will be posted soon for anyone looking to recreate my premarital success. And since I’m holding off on pictures of the cake for that post, you get a picture of my view during my walk home. Even though it’s a grainy iPhone photo. Because Michigan sunsets are mind-bogglingly wonderful.
Saturday: Richmond, Indiana
What am I doing in Richmond, Indiana, on a weekend during which my favorite basketball team is competing in the Final Four? Funny you should ask:
In addition to six hours of Frizibie, I spent Saturday evening eating at Buffalo Wild Wings and fervently cheering for the Michigan basketball team. To the chagrin of many people at that B-dubs (who knew so many Syracuse graduates live in middle-of-suburbia Indiana?). After sampling the local fare, I took special note of their grammatical preferences.
This sign just leaves me with a lot of questions. Is the manager the only true employee at this B-dubs, and everyone else merely a volunteer? If that were the case, would it mean the volunteers did NOT have to wash their hands? What does it mean to “wash” one’s “hands”? Is that a euphemism for something that would almost certainly get one’s hands dirtier than actually washing them? Help me understand, B-dubs sign-orderer!
Not pictured: What I ate for dinner tonight. I was determined to finish 12 boneless wings, a feat which I have never before achieved. And I didn’t tonight. I managed 6 Thai Curry wings (never tried the sauce before: not bad!) and 4 mango habanero (which I wish I’d eaten first, since I had to give two away and the people that at them complained about how spicy they were. Wusses.)
I know this week didn’t feature a ton of pictures of actual food, but hey, that’s what I ate! And, more importantly… MICHIGAN IS IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!! WOOOOOOO!