Saturday, February 2, 2008
i need a glass of champagne
i'd recently mentioned in my falafel post that when i get a craving for something, i make a ton of it and eat it for lunch every day until i get sick of it.
having said that, let me tell you that right now, i don't want to see lentils or lasagne for a good long while.
over the past weekend, i made a vat of stewed lentils for lunches this week. i also made an enormous lasagne for sunday night dinner, which fed the boy and i for three dinners, two lunches for me, a couple of lunches for the boy, with three portions left (two went into the freezer for a later date).
today was a very Special Day at New Big Corporate. we had a minor incident, and upon walking through the door at 7:40 am i was kidnapped into a meeting where i sat confused for a half hour (this was pre-coffee) and then kindly goaded to help clean up the mess. i actually really like it when things like this happen, because i work tremendously well under pressure and tend to move mountains like crazy; whereas most of the time when i'm not busy, i sit around in a procrastination daze. maybe i'm an adrenaline junkie. some people get their kicks by bungee jumping off of bridges; i get told at 10:15 am that a Microsoft Project Plan is due by noon for said minor incident, i get it done, and feel totally invincible. i am God.
so today, after i let the adrenaline rush die down a bit, i realized that i was famished. i hadnt eaten a thing yet. i microwaved my lasagne and brought it back to my desk, and was totally sad about it. i half-heartedly ate it. i'm sick of it. it just seemed kind of a letdown to eat 5-day old lasagne after saving the universe.
the thing is, my lasagne is really good. but the recipe i follow, which is one of Tyler Florence's, literally makes enough to feed an army. and i never want to eat it again!
well, at least not for another 6 months.