Could my brother's enormous cookie cake staring me in the face have something to do with my particularly bitter opening paragraph? Perhaps. Or the fact that I am missing out on Clayton's Restaurant Week (it starts tomorrow) and the foodie in me is whining like a little baby? Also a possibility. But I've never been one to focus on the negatives, so let's move on, shall we?
A much more interesting topic is, of course, what I am eating. Which is, in short, plenty. Here's a recap of some of the week's mouthwatering meals:
Obviously, I can't complain of a food shortage. But the weekend was full of not-so-fun temptations (Ghiradelli brownies, the aforementioned cookie cake, and the desire to drink away a particularly painful Friday night), which temporarily had me in a dark mood. But I know that when Monday morning rolls around in a mere twelve hours, I will feel proud of myself for sticking with my plan and doing this the right way. I know I have much more to learn from this experience and (dear God) I'm not even at the half-way point!
(Uh-oh. That last realization brought back the dark mood. Time to sign off and go read a book or something. Sigh.)
I may post recipes for some of the dishes I posted above at a later date. I didn't actually cook any of those all by myself (a perk of living at home . . . Thanks, Mom) so I will need to go back and review what we actually did if I'm going to share recipes. If you see something you'd like to try, let me know and I'll try to get on it faster!