Super-cool amazing reader Tricia sent me nuts. Not like one or two nuts, either, but *pounds*.
Which has to be up there with a bicycle for coolest cold weather gift ever.
Now I need to use them. I've got raw cashews, which I use to make "cream" sauces and stuff like mac and cheese. I've got almond slices, which I use in baked stuff, as fake "milk", and in/ on/ as breakfast. And I've got Walnuts, which obviously go in breakfast and baked goods, and just straight into my tummy as-is.
I opened up the walnuts, too, and they were sooo yummy. I didn't eat the whole bag, but it was tough talking myself out of it.
So expect to see lots of things with nuts in them.
Also, yesterday I had some dollars, so I did a bit of shopping. Picked up half a gallon of (organic, unsweetened) soy milk, a box of (super sale) instant mashed potatoes (lazy), a huuuuge sweet potato (on sale for 19 cents a pound, I intend to go back and get a couple more), and two (cheapo) pizzas.
I ate the pizzas, and my abdomen expanded hugely like a pregnant lady's. Which is not good, since this is the second time it's happened in two days. Day before there was no cheese, so I don't think that's what's causing it. Suspect it might be wheat, out to get me. Which makes me sad.
I *like* wheat. I *like* gluten. I *really* don't want to learn the whole gluten-free thing. I see me doing it anyway, and soon. I look really strange with a huge stuck out abdomen. Plus, the intestinal pyrotechnics are un-fun. Argh.
In the meantime, anyone have any ideas for nuts? Sugar cookies have been calling to me, might as well enjoy, right?