I'm also denying the stupid coldness my only wearing a cardigan, take that mother gia! We all know who the real winner is in this situation....
Back on track, I have also been cooking way too much lately. Some things that have gone in my mouth have been:
Twice baked bacon & broccoli potatoes with white cheddar on top
Thai influenced coconut squash soup (omg I used my new truffle salt on this!!!)
Wedding style appetizers via ingredients+boredom at work
Zucchini Fritters(good idea em)
Green breakfast smoothies
Split pea soup
Banana Hazelnut French Toast
Parmesan Waffle fries
Buckwheat noodles with smoked salmon
Three day marinated teriyaki beef
Sausage, bean, and kale soup
Boredom leads to cooking, but frugality does as well. Many of the ingredients I've been using have been from the trash bins at work, on sale from wholepaycheck, or bartered for at farmers markets. One of the best example of a cheap fine dining experience at home I have made was steak and veggies. This meal would have cost +50$ for two people at a restaurant, but at home it cost 20$, and that was even with a bottle of wine thrown in!
Want to see some pictures of my extrordinary cooking??
|Zucchini Fritters with salvaged parmesan cheese|
|Banana Hazelnut French Toast(salvaged bread, hazelnuts, and bananas a customer left at work)|
|Pear, Spinch, and Wheat Germ Smoothie(All salvaged or donated by friends)|
|Green Split Pea Soup(with bought HotDogs)|
At least there's one thing that I can do to please myself, besides the obvious, and that is to cook. Another thing I have gotten really good at is drinking way too much coffee. I always have a jar of cold brew in my fridge these days, and all I want to do on my day off is drink coffee, go for walks, and read/nap. As for bike riding, I need motivation! I no longer have a ride buddy a few blocks away, and my main squeeze's schedule and mine are completely opposite.
As for getting a job within my intended career field, I'm trying! Really, I am. It's all about networking and I'm not so good, but I'm making baby steps. Non-profit career fair next week, yes please!
And I'll leave you with what I'm currently doing.