Friday, November 26, 2010

No cake for you!

Thanksgiving dinner was, as I mentioned on Tuesday, pork chops with orange rice and lightly buttered peas and carrots. I used up the rest of the packages of those frozen veggies. They are on the grocery list.

The chops were the thick kind I enjoy so I cooked them a bit longer than the 40 minutes it says. The result was a wonderfully tender chop that broke apart with my fork. I didn't need a knife to cut it. Perfection.

About 8:30 p.m., I had a desire for warm tapioca pudding. You all know that's one of my favorite desserts. So, I trundle off into the kitchen and get the tapioca soaking. I use Bob's Red Mill small pearl tapioca. It has to soak in water for 30 minutes before you start the cooking process.

Tapioca? Check. Water? Check. That's soaking. Now to gather the other ingredients. Sugar? Check. Vanilla? Check. Eggs? Eggs? Oh no. The egg container is completely empty. There isn't an egg to be found in my house other than the symbolic stuff on my face.

Scrounging through my purse, cleaning out receipts later, I discover I have $5. But I joined Dominicks email savers "club" and I was supposed to get free eggs. The coupon for those is no where to be found on their web site. Had I realized I was out last week, I could have ordered eggs from Oberweis Dairy when I ordered other things. I had entertained thoughts of egg nog muffins and cheesecake, apple cake, apple muffins, chocolate chip muffins and french toast, although to do that, I need bread.

In theory, I can afford a dozen eggs, but it seems like such a waste of gas to run to the store for eggs when I'm not going out for anything else. Fortunately, I don't need eggs to make this crock pot chicken recipe I'm eyeing or to make my morning oatmeal. I make do without a lot of things. Eggs are just one more item.

Payday is next week and you can be sure eggs are on top of the list.

Beverage: Scottish Blend tea


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