Craving a Feast: What happens when you miss Thanksgiving dinner

My body must sense that something is wrong. Ever since Thursday, I’ve been insatiably hungry. It’s like my body was expecting a Thanksgiving feast, and when it didn’t get it, my stomach rebelled, demanding mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Constantly!

Pizza and chocolate cake will have to do.


Food Diary | Friday, November 27, 2009




Breakfast



Oatmeal with Pears, Pecans and Banana

Oatmeal with Pears, Bananas and Toasted Pecans

The crappy white balance is indicative of my use of kitchen lighting. Yes, even though it was 7am, it was still dark outside, and not enough natural light to do my breakfast justice.

Snack

Orange marmalade vs. hedgerow jelly face-off (and half a banana)

Jelly Marmalade Face-Off

The thing is: I love orange marmalade. But the homemade hedgerow jelly wins! Savored on sourdough toast with almond butter (also homemade – I’m going crazing with this homemade shizzle).


Lunch



Onion soup with sourdough bread and salad

Onion Soup

This lunch is probably the cause of my hunger. Let’s face it – onion soup just isn’t very filling. That’s a clove of garlic in there, by the way.

Not picture: dessert orange.


Dinner



Pizza! And Cake!

Pizza!

I was ravenous by the time dinner came around, which was fairly easy to throw together as I have a bunch of wholemeal pizza dough stashed in the freezer (made using the pizza primer at the Fresh Loaf, which I highly recommend if you want to make bad-ass pizza at home; also, their recipe works pretty well with 1/2 white 1/2 whole wheat flour – fyi!).

This is one of my favorite pizza topping combos: green pepper, mushroom, onion, olive and pineapple. With a little bit of mozzarella, oregano and chili: bliss. I ate the whole thing, with a big salad and a bottle of Butts Barbus Barbus Ale. Brewed in West Berkshire and totally organic! Pretty good stuff.

Pizza!, Salad and Butts

Still hungry after all that food, I finished the evening with a piece of chocolate and zucchini cake and the last sliver of vanilla ice cream left in the freezer. We are now out of desserts. A blessing in disguise? Or a call to baking? I can’t decide.

(It’s a terrible photo – please forgive!)

Bad photo of chocolate cake

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