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23 April 2012 @ 11:47 pm
unnecessary food report  
Somehow all the chocolate has gone away. :(

(I have been trying to buy free trade chocolate, but the bars get eaten so fast! That is one thing that a bag full of Dove dark chocolate pieces does have going for it; it lasts in the fridge for a while.)

I just ate a spoonful of strawberry jam out of the jar, that's how much I wanted dessert. Actually, fact, it wasn't even jam, it was spreadable fruit. I am a ridiculous human.

Dinner was good, though. A couple days ago, I got home late, so dinner was a can of tuna in olive oil, a can of white beans, a couple handfuls of baby spinach, and some lemon juice and olive oil. I had a spoonful or two left, so tonight I mashed up the rest of the beans-and-tuna with some sauteed garlic, and made it into a pasta sauce for spaghetti, along with the rest of the spinach. I would eat that again, even if I weren't trying to use up leftovers.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on April 24th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Kudos for eating Free trade candy. My guilty passion is peanut butter cookies and pound cake.

Edited at 2012-04-24 03:51 am (UTC)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on April 24th, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Mmm, pound cake. My dad used to bring home pound cake from the grocery store all the time,so it always makes me think of him.
cschellscschells on April 24th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
How does that happen?? I have a lot of chocolate around the house right now, including a couple of chocolate "sausages" that the girl made this afternoon--if you were closer I'd share!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on April 24th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Hee! I don't know quite what happened; clearly I haven't adjusted my chocolate purchasing schedule for bars of chocolate instead of bags.

How does one make a chocolate sausage?
cschellscschells on April 24th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
It's basically chocolate with crushed Lu cookies inside it (or a similar cookie, if you can't find those--we used the "Petit Ecolier" cookies and they were quite tasty), plus our recipe also has nuts and caramel in it... You melt/mix everything together then roll it up in waxed paper and chill it until it's hard. Then you coat the outside in powdered sugar, cut it into slices and trick all your friends... (Or, alternatively, eat it all by yourself, which would be my m.o. *g*)

Here are the ingredients for our recipe (in French measurements--sorry!):

14 Véritable Petit Beurre cookies (crushed)
100 g dark chocolate
75 g softened butter
100 g powdered sugar
2 tbsp-ish caramel sauce
120 g toasted slivered/chopped almonds (we used walnuts--also delish; didn't toast them)
powdered sugar to coat the outside (you can mix cocoa powder in, too)

Mix butter and sugar. Add melted chocolate. Add all the other stuff, ending with cookies, etc.

tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on April 24th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wow - those sound great! Something to keep in mind for a rainy day.
La Reine Noire: Tealareinenoire on April 24th, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
But why is the chocolate gone? ;) Story of my life. I try to buy FT chocolate as much as possible but Cadbury Mini Eggs were on sale after Easter and I am not made of stone...

That's a pretty impressive-sounding leftovers meal, I have to say. It is truly sad how many of mine have consisted of pure junk food these days.

Also, that recipe for chocolate sausage sounds amazing.
tempestsarekind: world in peril? have some teatempestsarekind on April 24th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
But why is the chocolate gone?

Yes, exactly! I did find myself saying this once or twice last night. :)

My biggest non-FT weakness: miniature Reese's peanut butter cups. I love those.

As for dinner: I had to stock my cabinet with some foods that didn't require much cooking but could still pass for proper dinner, because otherwise I wind up eating frozen dinners and cereal. That's probably what will happen later this week (dissertation crunch time!).
La Reine Noire: Tealareinenoire on April 25th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Yep, frozen dinners and cereal sound suspiciously like my meals of late.
tempestsarekind: captain jack harkness: MAKES THE TEA!tempestsarekind on April 25th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
I kind of like having cereal for dinner - when I've decided it's a breakfast-for-dinner night, not just because I've failed to buy groceries or am too tired to make anything else.
La Reine Noire: Tealareinenoire on April 25th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Oh, I've done oatmeal for dinner any number of times just because it seemed like a good idea (and usually was because oatmeal is delicious), but you're right--it needs to be a decision and not for lack of anything else.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on April 25th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
mmm, oatmeal. :) I eat oatmeal almost every morning, so I never have it for dinner, but I love having cream of wheat for dinner. Or lunch, especially if it's raining and chilly out.