T is out at Phileas Fogg’s having a beer with his buddy, so I’m taking the rare night alone to just sit and be lazy. I watched the Tony Awards from Sunday (I was given an evil look when I turned it on in his presence and then I had the remote taken away from me!) Then I watched a taped Pushing Daisies and got sad that there’s only one more episode left. How will Emerson ever find his daughter?
Now that the kitchen is all put back together, I’ve been itching to do some serious baking. But we keep going out of town so I haven’t had the chance! So, I’ve just been cooking meals when we’re home. Last Sunday we had soy chorizo from Trader Joe’s with potatoes and eggs. I love chorizo but it’s so greasy when you cook it that I can’t bring myself to eat it. I read that the soy chorizo was pretty good, especially for being non-meat, so I figured we’d give it a shot. I’m not sure how the nutritional values compare to regular chorizo, but the texture was pretty similar. It was a little dry, but that also meant it wasn’t swimming in grease! It was well spiced and quite tasty, so now when we’re in the mood for chorizo, it’s definitely going to be soy.
Speaking of the kitchen, I have a beautiful new range hood that I bought from Sears.com. And it has no grease filters. You know, those things at the top of your hood that get all gunky and sticky and disgusting? Yeah, I have none of those. But I’m supposed to have four. Four! They weren’t in the box when the hood got installed (by Sears). I keep getting bounced around, leaving messages, and getting ignored by the Carmel Mountain store. Customer service tries to help, but apparently they have to go through the physical store to do anything? So, I keep having to make phone calls. It’s a bit of a pain. Anyone know of a good way to actually get results?
Something else I picked up at Trader Joe’s (at the new Mira Mesa store! It’s so huge!) is a bag of their Five Seed Almond Bars. They taste like pumpkin cookie bars, with flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and… uh… two other kinds of seeds. I thought it would be a nice grab-n-go thing in the morning, but they’re actually really good and I’ve been eating one for dessert. They’re moist, not crunchy, just slightly sweet, and nutty from all the seeds.
And… the dogs are going crazy, so T must be home. Time to wrap up!