I went down to lunch intending to get a nice light salad, with a crunchy juicy Pink Lady apple as a treat. I did get the Pink Lady apple, but…
…the cafeteria was serving up Thanksgiving food!!! Turkey and polenta and mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes and stuffing and gravy. If you got nothing out of my last post, you should have gotten that Thanksgiving food is my downfall. If I had a choice between cake or Thanksgiving food, I’d pick Thanksgiving food. If I had a choice between cookies and Thanksgiving food, I’d pick Thanksgiving food. Pretty much the only thing that comes close is ice cream, and that’s a really tough call.
I got the grilled polenta with broccoli rabe instead of the turkey that was already swimming in gravy and topped with cheese (who the heck puts cheese on their Thanksgiving turkey?). I got steamed broccoli instead of oily green beans. I eschewed the mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes in favor of roasted parsnips… and then I saw sweet potato soup. Clearly I shouldn’t have mashed sweet potatoes because they’re full of butter and cream to make them smooth. Sweet potato soup? I’m sure it’s just thinned down with water. Right.
I guess I should just prepare to spend every week on the “gained” side of the swap meet challenge. Can I get a prize for that?