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Binner

Or Breaker.  Or breakfast for dinner.  Or something.  I am sorry I started this.

Anyway.  It’s not mac and cheese, sorry to disappoint.  I am going to make this recipe, but maybe tomorrow or Thursday.  Tonight, it was omelets:

I put mushrooms, scallions and cheddar cheese on my half.  With my favorite, roasted potatoes, and a Morningstar sausage patty.

I might have some ice cream.  You can have ice cream after Binner, right?  I think so.

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The forgotten fish

I used to make fish for dinner all the time, but for some reason we haven’t had it in ages.  I picked up some mahi mahi the other day and we had it tonight with broccoli and roasted potatoes:

I loooove roasted potatoes.  With ketchup, obviously.  I wish I hadn’t eaten so many tonight because I really love them as leftovers for breakfast.  Cold.  Again, with ketchup.

I just cook the fish with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper in a cast iron pan, like so:

Chris ate three of the pieces, I had one.  After, he briefly contemplated ordering a slice of pizza.  Boys.

I was planning to eat a couple pieces of chocolate after:

But I’m not really feeling it.  This is unheard of – I might be sick, actually.

We are going out of town tomorrow afternoon.  I’ll try to post before, but I probably won’t have time.  I tend to run late in situations like this.  Have a good weekend!

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Kind of like fast food

…except it took me about 45 minutes to make.  I’m slow.  I also get flustered easily and tend to lose potholders and then find them ten minutes later on the bed or in the oven.

But the point here is chickpea cutlets with baked french fries:

I didn’t eat the bun, which was really a whole wheat English muffin, but I did have another half of a cutlet.  I made the fries based on a recipe I found in this lovely magazine, which turned out to be not so random after all.  Apparently my brother got it for me for my birthday.

I am a bad sister.

Anyway.  They had olive oil, salt, paprika, garlic powder, parsley and parmesan cheese, which is the secret ingredient I think.  It made them all crispy and brown and just all around tasty.  I bet it would be good with sweet potatoes, too, but we have about 42 pounds of these white guys so you will be seeing them again in many different shapes and sizes.

This meal was so classy, I just had to have a glass of wine:

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Long day

Last night the gallery crawl turned into a “let’s find the ones with the best open bar” crawl, and we ended the night at a diner.  I had a bowl of chocolate ice cream and a couple of my friend’s fries.  I thought that was pretty good, considering the state I was in.  Sorry, no pictures.  Again, let’s consider the state I was in.

Today I ran a bunch of errands, normal Saturday stuff.  I made Chris these potatoes for lunch because he was dealing with a crisis:

The crisis, of course, was that his Sun Chip stash had run dry.  Anyway, I stole a couple to have before I made myself a smoothie.  They were really good.

Then later we watched There Will Be Blood because we are having a rather heavy rain storm.  I ate some yogurt with fig jam and pretzels:

And a fig.  You know, for garnish.  I had a couple more pretzels after this too, and a small bite of Chris’s Z Bar.  And two strawberries.  Yikes.  Snacky McSnackerson.

Which brings us to dinner.  I made this recipe, but added some soy sauce, mung bean sprouts, shitake mushrooms, tofu and scallions:

I highly recommend it.

Now I have to harness my energy to go out again and celebrate a birthday.  I already fell asleep during the movie, so I think I’m in trouble.

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Carb fest

I made the chickpea cutlets for dinner.  They are so good!  And it’s fun to play with the mixture because it’s all gluey and stuff from the vital wheat gluten.  I was totally into it.

Anyway, we had them with some roasted potatoes:

Kind of a carby meal.  Should have probably swapped the potatoes for some sort of vegetable, but oh well.

No snacks earlier…never got hungry.  Like I said, I’ve had a hangover stomach ache all day and haven’t really been hungry.  I’ll be more interesting tomorrow, promise.

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I needed another snack before dinner (cookies = not filling) so I had a box of mini raisins with about a teaspoon or so of peanut butter:

Do you think they make little mini boxes of figs? Because that would be way cool. Except I figured out that the boxes aren’t really sealed up (they came in a six pack) so, um, someone might find that their box is a few raisins short. You can’t tell, though, I promise. I’m totally sneaky like that.

Anyway, dinner was fish, potatoes and spinach:

Just like last time. Now I am going to give you some useful information. Are you ready?

Purple potatoes have antioxidants just like blueberries. I know this is true, because the World’s Healthiest Foods says so:

“The differences in color between varieties of potatoes are basically differences in carotenoid and flavonoid content. Virtually all types of potatoes provide significant amounts of approximately 7-10 nutrients. While Americans are used to potatoes with a white inside, potatoes in other parts of the world more commonly have starchy yellow insides. We call these potatoes with yellow insides “specialty potatoes” however worldwide they are the norm rather than the exception.

All colorful potatoes provide carotenoids (and some provide flavonoids as well) that white potatoes do not. Carotenoids and flavonoids are pigments, and according to nutritional research, they provide us with many health benefits, including cancer protection. For example, the darker the starchy yellow inside of a yellow potato the greater quantities of carotenoid, including beta-carotene, and in some cases, lutein that are present. The blue in blue potatoes comes from their flavonoid content. Both the flavonoids found in blue potatoes and the carotinoids found in yellow potatoes help promote good health!”

I buy my potatoes in a mixed bag, but I picked out all of the purple ones for this dinner because we are going to another wedding this weekend and I want to feel my best so that I can consume maximum amounts of wine.

That’s also why I had another cookie.

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I knew it would happen eventually. I’ve been suspicious of computers and the Internet and all of that business ever since my parents got dial up when I was in junior high, thus tying up the phone line and discouraging the boys who I KNOW were trying desperately to reach me. MOM.

So, anyway, remember my computer drama from yesterday? Well, today it happened again. Except it stayed stuck for a little longer, and I was supposed to be writing something that needed to be about 1,000 words, and let me tell you how long it takes to write 1,000 words – which is a lot of letters, you know – when your important button is stuck down. It takes a LONG TIME.

And also, would someone who knows things please tell me what this important button is called? Because I’m going to need to know for my 6:20 appointment tonight at the Genius Bar. Which, by the way, is a whole different issue, because, I don’t know if anyone realizes this, but those people? They’re not geniuses. I know how to reboot a computer, which is pretty much the only thing they ever do, and I am certainly not a genius (although that pizza was really something).

Did I mention that after my important button popped back up, a CD got stuck in my disk drive and won’t come out? Or that my computer spontaneously shuts off when it’s not plugged in, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a laptop?

Or – and this is the part you might actually care about – my Chris’s camera broke?

That’s right. For some reason, it is displaying the “built in memory full” and “no image or sound” messages at the exact same time. So I can’t take pictures, because the memory is full, but I can’t upload pictures, because there aren’t any on the camera.

My head is spinning. Do you think the Geniuses can fix a Pentax?

I lost one picture, of some figs I had this morning, but luckily – correct me if I’m wrong – I think you’ve seen them before. And then I got lunch with my blackberry:

This is a hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and mushroom sandwich and some potatoes left over from last night. Chris accused me of making extra so I could eat them today, and I told him he was absolutely wrong. He wins.

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