Okay, not all of my sisters, but two of them did drive several hours to come sailing with us today. Unfortunately, the third one couldn't make it, but she was missed. I hope L and R enjoyed it. I was a little frazzled. This whole application process just puts more on my plate than usual - and I can already barely make it through a day with time enough to myself.
The other day I booked a flight to New York departing on the 30th. So before my sisters left I packed my backpack full of stuff that I don't want to lug with me there: my Nalgene bottle, my rain jacket, my one-cup coffee press; books; my hand-held food processor (aka., "wand")... and a handful of other things. It felt very definite. It made real the fact that I'm leaving soon, that the jig is almost up, and I have no clue where the road ahead will lead.
|A summery version of Corned Beef and Cabbage.|
Cheese grits with Asiago, caramelized onions and chipotle
Eggs coddled in bacon grease and butter
Corned beef on hash browns with cabbage slaw and pickled carrots
I was going to make paella, but the mussels I pulled out of the freezer smelled awful, and the shrimp was freezer-burned, and I hadn't really thought through how I would make a vegetarian version and a meat version with only one hotplate... so I changed plans and made red beans and rice that didn't really cook long enough, and turned out more like soup... it tasted good but was not my best meal. I really felt like I was off my game. But I was also lower on ingredients than I've ever been... so there weren't a lot of options... Later, I realized I should've made spaghetti bolognese, but whatcha gonna do?
My dinner was different, though. My sisters and I went to the Blue Moon Bistro and I ordered tuna sashimi and a dry martini.