Monday, August 06, 2007

Hungry Shopping

Don't ever go to the grocery store when you're hungry. I did just that yesterday and came home with over $100 worth of items, none of which could be combined in any way to make a proper meal. The problem is, you think of things you want to make as you browse the aisles and you start to collect items for that meal but you're so hungry that by the time you reach the next aisle you forget about the previous meal you were buying for and move on to something else as equally tantalizing. By the time you reach the checkout, you've got 1/3 of the items you need for 4 or 5 different meals that have nothing to do with each other. It's frustrating as hell when you finally get home and realize you've done nothing to feed yourself. That's when you start getting creative with the condiments in your refrigerator door and whatever you have lingering in your pantry. Last night's creation, Spaghetti noodles with salsa and capers. I'm now calling it Fiesta Spaghetti con caper. And yes, it's as disgusting as it sounds..but slightly less so when your stomach is literally eating itself from hunger. Next on deck.... Ketchup-Basil soup with stale Tortilla crudites or maybe a nice braised pepporoni stick with an olive oil/watery mustard demiglaze.

Some items I bought:

A personal-sized watermelon, Hush Puppy Mix, Ginger Salad Dressing, Dill weed, Pepperoni, Lime-Aid, Tomatillos, Rondele Cheese and a People Magazine.

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