She didn’t mean this to be a meme, but well, I’ve never been above stealing other people’s ideas! And I am totally without ideas. Apparently moving, unpacking, and living in a house with no full bathroom and no kitchen just sucks out all your originality (at least that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!). Phantom posted today about what the Scribbler-Blues have eaten today.
So, in the turtlebella-sqvirrel house we’ve had… (Remember, we don’t have a kitchen! But we did hook up the microwave oven today! And we bought a dorm fridge a few days ago)
turtlebella: One banana, two thingys of string cheese (these are totally not just.for.kids!), one small container of Asian Sesame Noodles (from the deli section our new co-op, pseudonymously called Big River Market), banana-strawberry-soy milk smootie (also from Big River Market), and one Pepin Heights sparkling apple cider (one of my very new favorites, just had one for the first time at Mami Deer’s house yesterday).
the sqvirrel: One banana, several cups of coffee, chicken tamale pie (from the Big River Market), one locally-brewed beer, Boorish Beer (not it’s real name), in a can! This is the new trend in microbreweries. Chips and salsa.
little soft head (pug dog #1): half a cup of boiled hamburger meat. She’s been ill with irritable bowel syndrome (nice, huh?) and so she gets to eat yummy (yet bland) meat. Yesterday she didn’t eat anything for breakfast and so I am greatly relieved that she’s eating today. She’s down to 10.09lbs and she supposed to be 14-15lbs. Also, steroids and anti-diarrheal meds in cheese.
Bartleby (pug dog #2): 6 pieces of T/D regular bites. She’s on a diet but this isn’t as little as it sounds. Each bite is an inch in diameter. Plus she ate any little bits of hamburger that were left in her sister’s bowl.
The Big White (hound dog): 1 cup of lamb & rice kibble plus 3 T/D regular bites. Had to be vigorously persuaded to eat all of it. He has been quite the picky eater in the past, but I had cured of him of it. But with the move, the picky-ness, it is back.
In other food-related news…
- We discovered a take-out ribs place called Willie’s Extasy Ribs (also a pseudonym) 2 blocks from our house. Yee-Haw!
- Also on that block is a mom-and-pop corner market (we feel very urban now! Yay!) which we’ve already been to,
- and Lion’s Chow Mein, also already visited. Chow mein is pretty big here, according to gigglygirl. As are cream cheese wontons, which I thought sounded terrible but are terribly yummy! And Lion’s has a great all-you-can-eat lunch (where the buffet comes to your table as the large bowls of food are ready) at 5 bucks. To top it off their decor is 70s dive since it’s been around for circa 30 years.
- Slightly farther away but still in Up Above Big River (our neighborhood) is one of the Gemini Cities’ best bakeries. Where a fresh loaf will set you back all of $2.25! Actually, the sqvirrel paid $2 for our first loaf (rosemary french bread) because they didn’t have any change. Shades of living in Europe where fresh bread is cheap and not at all like most American bakeries. At the other best local chain bakery a loaf of french bread is about $5.
- We also found fresh tortilla chips at Big River Market co-op (which is in fancy pants neighborhood) but which are made at a tortilleria in our neighborhood. We haven’t visited it yet but we hope they have retail at the tortilleria itself. Very exciting.