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Jan. 13th, 2013

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Some livejournal folks are blogging what they had for dinner, and today I will Participate in a Meme. Here's my dinner, in blogular format:

So, Joel asked "What do you want from seamlessweb?" and I said "No! I shall eat something from our fridge just like an adult would". This is not a normal response for me, and maybe I regretted it a bit as he ordered great Chinese food from Tofu in Park Slope and I extracted half a mozzarella and a bag of wilted basil and no Kerrygold because we put it all on the garlic bread on Thursday (and, seriously, that was three quarters of a block of Kerrygold and the garlic bread was an appetiser for a dish that was made mostly out of cheese. How are we still alive?). And I said "huh" and "well" and checked two or three more times to make sure that nothing else in this quite full fridge could be converted into food, but vermouth and apple sauce and old carrots do not a dinner make, even when you have two kinds of every condiment that has ever been sold.

So I went over to the bakery on the corner and I said "Hey, I have a mozzarella and I need bread to put it on" (because after five years living here I still don't know what any kind of bread is called, and this is my survival strategy: I lay out the problem and let them solve it) and the bakery lady said "You need an Italian" and she sold me a soft and crusty white loaf that felt pretty fresh even though it was 8pm. Also, the bakery was still open at 8pm because this is the city that never sleeps (until 9pm), and that's a thing I love about living here.

I took that home and sliced up a lot of the mozzarella and salted and peppered the holy hell out of it, and washed the basil and put it on top, and dug around in the pantry to see if we had any sardines and we did. The pantry is really a converted coat closet, but we have airs. I fried up the sardines in the olive oil they were canned in, which has the side-effect of making the entire house smell vibrantly like sardines, and to be clear I don't just mean the apartment, I mean the upstairs neighbours are probably like "did we buy the world's least likely air freshener? What were we thinking" and if you think sardines are amazing, then that's delightful, and if you hold the exact opposite opinion, well, you're Joel and I'm lucky to not have been divorced yet.

25% of the sardines found their way into the cats, as was laid out in the ancient covenant, and I poured the rest on top of the mozzarella and wrapped the bread around it, lamenting the Kerrygold we didn't have, and ate it in about 45 seconds while paying the co-op's water bill online.

I occasionally have classy dinners, but today was not a classy dinner day.

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mbarr
Jan. 13th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
Our pantry? A IKEA bookshelf. With doors added.
cartographer
Jan. 15th, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
There's not much that IKEA bookshelves can't do, furniture-wise. They're versatile!
sares2000
Jan. 14th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Best LJ post I've read in ages. OK, the competition isn't tough, but still.

I would also be interested in reading about your breakfast and brunch adventures. And in case the internet is making this post sound sarcastic, nope, not at all, I would genuinely like to read a regular series of "What Tanya is Eating This Week" posts.

And I for one would like to see a range of alternative air-freshener smells: cigar, petrol (burnt and unburnt), coffee, and turf. I sometimes grind coffee just to give the air that wonderful coffee fragrance.
cartographer
Jan. 15th, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Very kind of you to say so! Man, turf air-fresheners would be lovely. Or someone just needs to perfect a 'warm bread' scent and they'll make a killing.
confangry
Jan. 15th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
"...and checked two or three more times to make sure that nothing else in this quite full fridge could be converted into food, but vermouth and apple sauce and old carrots do not a dinner make, even when you have two kinds of every condiment that has ever been sold"

I am so glad that there are other adults who live like this. I'm currently in possession of a fridge that looks like it came from mtv cribs. Beer yes, all the condiments yes. Actual food, not so much.
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