Back for seconds

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.

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I followed the Indian pudding with two plummy gummy candies :-D

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 :-D 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:

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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!

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Dessert #1 was a hunk of baked yam with cacao bliss in the middle and more unsweetened coconut:

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(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:

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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!

P.S. Christina accepted the challenge and made s’mores french toast! Who’s next??

OK, I’m pressing publish again … eeeek, I’m nervous!

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17 thoughts on “Back for seconds

  1. verbalriot says:

    Damn, that’s many transportation vehicles, even for New Yorkers!

    Congrats on your t-shirt. I wish I was back in time to support you from the sidelines, but my dad is picking me after his “soccer tournament” (yeah, what?!), so I won’t be in Brooklyn until like midnight on Saturday!

    French toasting? Is that a challenge? :)

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  2. homegirlcaneat says:

    That pudding looks bomb diggity! and ahha! I love you and your half marathon shirt. Such a boss idea! I am gonna go to some vintage store this weekend and not only find a half marathon shirt…a MARATHON shirt. OOOOOH SH!!!!!T!

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  3. brandi says:

    you have “the gift”!!! That’s awesome and what a great thing to say.

    I want to french toast the donuts, but I don’t know when I’ll have them. As soon as I can!

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  4. Anne K. says:

    Wow, that is a lot of transportation vehicles! Yuck. I would be pretty grumpy after that, too. At least you got your shirt!

    Aww, that’s such a great compliment from your teacher! That’s so exciting :D

    The post looks good, so Ecto must be working :)

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  5. Michelle says:

    ahhh keep posting challenges cuz the competitive person in me is totally gonna try one of your recipes one day. I bet you get a bunch of your creative dreams from mom, who obviously makes AWESOME dishes that you can’t find anywhere else!!

    Boo i drink soymilk ALL THE TIME too!!!! i refuse to believe it’s bad for you.

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  6. Ashley says:

    Lots of commuting my girl! I can definately see why you want a bowl of warm oats after being out in the cold all day. Why is soymilk bad for you?? It’s a shame to hear it.

    Congratulations on the comment by your professor! Being told you have “the gift” is very high praise! I bet you feel great right now. You deserve it :-)

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  7. Christina says:

    Aww sorry about your crazy day… and I’m thinking of moving to the city for the great public transportation – driving everywhere gets old!

    Yay for the half marathon tshirt :)

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  8. MaryBe says:

    That compliment will stay with you a long time! And congrats on ‘fake’ running the half already!
    I think you also read HangryPants.com right? Heather is running tomorrow too!
    You guys rock :D

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  9. Karina Pinzon says:

    Whoah, that is amazing comment for your professor to make!

    All your food today looks drool-worthy. Wowowowow, that pudding looks incredible! I love having oatmeal for dinner. It is so filling and comforting at night. Mmm..

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  10. Mariposa says:

    i have to make a vanilla cake first before i can french toast it.. YUM!!

    nice going on having the gift! i would be too emotionally involved to do social work- at the end of the day you have to walk away and be ok with whatever happened.. i would not be. i would be crying on my couch over the events of the day, etc..

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