Wow, I'm sore. I've decided to try making chili this weekend (again with the fall comfort food), and the recipe calls for big cans of stuff. I'm not used to carrying such heavy groceries. Oh well...I hope it turns out well, since I'll probably end up eating it for the next week! I'm also going to make cornbread muffins, collard greens, and sweet potatoes. I've never made collard greens, so that'll be interesting. The recipe calls for salt pork, which I never knew existed, but it was right in my grocer's meat section. Huh...the things you learn.
I figure even though there's a lot of food involved in this dinner, none of it is too unhealthy. It's got protein and vegetables and bread, just like the food pyramid.
I went out to lunch with my research group today because it was one of the members' last day. We went to a Thai place across the bridge in Boston, and the weather was actually nice, so we walked there. It was so great having something other than a sandwich and fruit for lunch (I get into lunch ruts where I eat the same thing with small variations every day). I had pad thai with Thai iced tea (mmm), and we all shared fried ice cream for dessert. And then at group meeting, Anne had brought stuff for making caramel apples, so we did that. Big food day!
It was so nice going out with my labmates. We talked about non-science stuff, which reminded me that they have issues with grad school too. It's not like they're all perfect and I'm a horrible, horrible person. Good thing to remember. I should interact with people more often...