The end of the week proved to be both busy and eventful for me. On top of helping friends move last weekend and all through this week, my employer and I decided to part ways Friday afternoon. (I had been planning on looking for a new job anyway, and they are looking at it as a "mutual decision.") I'm receiving one month's severance pay, so I'm not panicked. I will spend the next month job searching, interviewing, cooking, and working on the cookbook. I may be posting more than usual, since I'll be home A LOT with not an incredible amount to do . . . besides cook, that is! So, in the end, it's a good thing.
My master plan: I hope to get a reasonably well-paying office job (with benefits) at the University of Minnesota, because they have this wonderful program where they offer their employees FREE TUITION! (Something like one class a semester.) What does that translate to? Low-stress job, time and energy to work on the cookbook, and funds to work towards that degree in nutrition . . . are the planets in alignment, or is it just me? Now I just have to find the job!
On to the food:
1. I posted about the "Emergency BBQ Tofu" in the comments of my last post, for all of you who were wondering about it. :) P.S. Even if you didn't comment, read the comments, because Dori's is really funny.
2. Midafternoon meal today: (I felt yukky this morning, so I didn't eat anything besides toast and cereal until way after normal lunchtime)
Leftover blueberry pancakes (they are a little dark because they got kind of mushy in the fridge, so I re-crisped them in a dry skillet,) mango slices, Isa's Tempeh White Bean Sausage patties from VwaV, and some sliced avocado. (My avocado slices are usually perfect, but this one was ever so slightly underripe, so it was a little difficult to pit and peel. Sheesh!)