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Nov. 13th, 2016 | 01:45 pm

Because I'm finally both at home and not closing JIRA tickets.

1. What is your favorite food to eat prepared by someone else (parent, spouse, friend, etc.)?
B makes an insane lasagna. It starts with Anne Burrell's bolognese sauce, which literally does take four hours of simmering and is worth every second. From there it's a pretty standard lasagna, but gd does that sauce take it to another level. Seriously. Make this sauce. #notsponsored

2. How many times a day do you typically eat?
Oh, gosh. Typically four or five, which on weekdays inevitably entails at least one at my desk. I try to not have anything crunchy or pungent for the sake of my desk neighbors.

3. How often do you cook for yourself?
Well, B does a great deal of the cooking and in abuela quantities, so I only really have to a couple of times a week.

4. I wish I ate more: Oysters. Crabs. Lobster. Fresh seafood in general. But it can be expensive, so this doesn't happen all the time.

5. If I want a "real breakfast," I: Get in the kitchen and cook it, but I don't really want or need this all the time. I can be pretty content with yogurt + granola, or oatmeal or a breakfast sandwich from the billion places around the office. By contrast my parents are intense about this; I think it does help them kick off the day by getting everyone together at the table, which is laudable. But to pull it off they have arisen at an ungodly early hour to prep eggs, potatoes, and toast pretty much every day.


I do actually have to get some work work done today, which is a downer. But for now I'm having coffee and watching Batman Begins. At 4 I'll take B to work, then with luck actually do a living room workout. Just not feeling the personalities at the gym today, and I'm sufficiently equipped to get the basics in at home.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 13th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
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4. I wish I ate more: Oysters. Crabs. Lobster. Fresh seafood in general. But it can be expensive, so this doesn't happen all the time.

something i have no problem with, being a pescetarian. i get it though; if you've already got a full grocery bill, something like crab or lobster comes across as very much a luxury.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 13th, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
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We do have shrimp fairly regularly, at least. And we'll likely have at least one crab dish with our American Thanksgiving dinner. :: overly ambitious menu planning begins ::

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 13th, 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
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okay, now you've got my raving shrimp!

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 12:43 am (UTC)
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I wish I could eat more seafood but, at least for me, it's got nothing to do with the grocery bill and everything to do with living in the middle of the country where it's hard to get quality seafood. I refuse to buy anything that isn't wild caught and, ideally, sustainably certified, which really limits my options.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
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I feel that. Grew up in New Mexico many hundreds of miles from any ocean.

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I grew up in Florida so I got accustomed to being able to get good fresh seafood. Or rather, I didn't even realize it was a luxury. And later I lived on an island in the Caribbean where I could buy a freshly caught fish off a fisherman and watch him filet it for me.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 01:32 pm (UTC)
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i feel your pain. i base my seafood grocery shopping on delivery schedules within ottawa.

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 03:09 pm (UTC)
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If I lived in a bigger area, I might be able to do that. Two of the three grocery stores in my town don't even have a fresh meat/seafood counter to shop from and I'm boycotting the third so I have limited options.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
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yikes, that's seriously. :\

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Nov. 14th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
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The lack of meat/seafood counters is probably good because it encourages me to eat more veg*n meals. I also wouldn't shop at the counters much anyway since I'm prioritizing buying locally raised, free range/grass fed meat as much as possible. Of course there's few places to buy such meat and it all comes frozen, which presents its own challenges.

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