OK, I’m trying this Ecto again. Maybe I just need to get used to it before it starts to save me time. I do not love learning new things!
Before I left for my two errands this afternoon, I needed a little pick-me-up: another serving of mom’s Indian pudding, warm and toasty right out of the oven.
I followed the Indian pudding with two plummy gummy candies
And then I was off! Four hours, six public transportation vehicles, 18 walked blocks, several grocery store food samples, and an umbrella-less rainstorm later, I am back home with my errands accomplished. (In other words, this was a day when I would not have minded living in a suburb with a car.) My computer has extra memory now (fingers crossed that the memory speeds things along, too), and I have my official Brooklyn Half Marathon 2009 t-shirt. That means I can prove I ran the Half without ever actually having to run it Muahahahahaha.
Anyway, since I’m cold and rainy and grumpy from the afternoon’s odyssey, I decided I needed oatmeal for dinner. I finished the Goldew Peppadew at lunch, and I had about a cup of Peppadew juice left in the jar. I dumped that into my saucepan with 1/2 cup whole oat groats and cooked until tender. When the groats were cooked enough, I added 1/4 cup oat bran, 1 tbsp ground flax, and a little extra water until everything came together. Half went into the fridge for later, and I mashed an EB hard-boiled egg into the other half which went into a bowl with 1/2 cup plain yogurt:
I topped the Peppadew oats with unsweetened coconut, strawberries, some mango-peppadew salsa, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. I really wanted peanut butter on there, too, but I’m all out!
Dessert #1 was a hunk of baked yam with cacao bliss in the middle and more unsweetened coconut:
(Amazing combo, in case you can’t tell!)
Dessert #2 was chopped strawberries, pineapple, and watermelon with a dollop of Indian pudding and yet another sprinkle of coconut:
On the side throughout all of this, I had several giant mugs of honeyed soymilked (the worst milk I could choose, apparently, which is sad because I love it!) yerba mate.
And another exciting tidbit — I got my final casework paper back in the mail today, and my professor wrote on it that I have “the gift.” This is reassuring to hear because I am investing a ridiculous amount of time and money and sanity into this social work thing!
OK, I’m pressing publish again … eeeek, I’m nervous!