So right now I’m feeling mildly deprived and grumpy on evening two, after a stellar day one.
Saturday I had late brunch plans, so i had a small bowl of actual oatmeal, rather than my usual instant flavored oatmeal with a little bit of the actual sprinkled in to make a bigger portion size. I had some mango in it (they’ve been really cheap lately, especially at the Compare Foods) and it was pretty delicious. I also had some flavored coffee which may be against the spirit of this thing but really is it going to make a difference? I’m definitely not giving up coffee. I had skim milk in it rather than flavored creamer - did you know there are 3 ingredients in skim damn milk?
While I had planned to eat whatever the hostess offered so that my experimonth not tarnish others’ plans and efforts, i was offered a meal almost entirely made from scratch - my only transgression being a couple of sausages patties. I had the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted - scratch-made buttermilk pancakes with toppings of butter, pure maple syrup, fresh strawberries and blueberries. Also some very fluffy scrambled eggs with some salt and pepper and some more coffee and some water.
The water reminds me that I’m lucky that I kicked the soda habit a year or two ago.
So, excellent brunch and then a trip to the store to get a bunch of groceries. I got some MBA chicken tenderloins but paused to consider whether the logo constituted cartoon packaging. But since the drawing is fairly realistic and descriptive of the product - and since it was on sale and is a healthier grade of meat (and I believe the company is more ethical/responsible than others, though I need to look that up) - I went ahead and got a couple of packages thinking that they’d make good quick snacks (instead of a sandwich or quesadilla, have some chicken tenders and broccoli). Also lots of fruit and vegetables. And a pork loin that was on sale and was from somewhere named Niman Ranch gave the impression of being a happy place run by hippies. These sorts of things are stuff that i can cook and then eat over several days. I also got lots of eggs an egg whites. I bought some special soy sauce because my usual brand is written in another language and therefore definitely unpronounceable. I spent a little over $50 yesterday and then went back for another $15 today.
so breakfasts won’t be a big deal - oatmeal with fresh fruit will take a tiny bit more time but taste as good as most of the prepackaged flavors. lunch will be good given that it can usually be dinner leftovers. but i’ll be doing an awful lot of cooking, it seems.
Then there’s the snacking. I’ve eaten two apples already, probably will have a third tonight. They are a poor substitute for chocolate. Pure honey is the only thing that’s really satisfying my sweet tooth so far, in the department of dessert-type snacks. And I’m having daydreams of the kimchi bulkogi hot dog I got from the korean taco truck on Friday night - a perfect last meal, and maybe the first thing I’ll eat on June 1st.