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There is no one right way to live. Daniel Quinn Ishmael
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Friday, July 18, 2014

a dozen days

3 ounces of leftover steak from last night, what was left on the bone.

Nothing.  I was at work and could not leave the lab.

6 ounces of broiled cod
3 cups of roasted vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, onions, red & green bell peppers)
salad, with red onion and lemon wedges
best decaf coffee ever

The older woman for whom I provide care has returned from that other state where her family lives.  This woman, who is a dear friend, deserves her own post and I will try to do that tomorrow night after work/shelter.  Anyway, I drove to her house and we went out for dinner (the only way that I know she eats relatively well) and then we went grocery shopping for her, another way to monitor what she eats.  She can no longer drive and we are meeting next week with our county's aging specialists to gather resources for her so that she can stay independent for as long as possible.


It is insane how delicious and insanely inexpensive cherries are this year.  I shopped for a few vegetables and fruit and a small on-sale steak and 2 liter bottles of diet white soda when I took my friend shopping.  I have cherries left to take for lunch at work tomorrow, along with guacamole, celery, pickled vegetables and a plum.

I made a serious effort to eat more today.  Instead of carbs (totally amazing home made chewy rolls, as good as home cooked baked potatoes and a bread pudding to completely knock your socks off) at that restaurant, my friend's favorite,  I asked for, and received, an extra portion of the roasted vegetables.  They are very simply roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, a toss of salt, no other seasonings, and are so good. 

We eat there as often as she likes and have never, ever, ever had a bad anything, not even anything mediocre.  Everything is made from scratch, and fresh several times over the day.  My fish was not removed from refrigeration and cooked until I ordered it.  My friend often has duck, but tonight ordered her second favorite, ribs.  They are covered with their own BBQ sauce only after having spent the entire afternoon slowly roasting until the meat is tender enough to eat with just a fork.  Frankly, if I had the resources, I would eat there every week.  That is how good the food is, and the people are really nice, too.
It has been a long day, finally ending at 8 p.m. and Mr. Mercedes, Kermit the hero and I are going to bed.  Five comes awfully early.

And, how is it possible for Vincent D'Onofrio to be so cute.  I have such a crush on him.

1 comment:

  1. You certainly made up for missing lunch! Often food tastes better when cooked by someone else....and then there's the bonus of not needing to clean up afterwards :P. You should "shout" yourself a meal or two at that restaurant each month as it sounds great. Finances permitting.