Saturday, November 22, 2008

Who has time to blog anymore?

My god, I have never worked so much in my life. Sure, I got paid for 40 hours a week before, but I didn't always WORK 40 hours a week, y'know? There wasn't always 40 hours of work to do. Now, I have to account for how many hours I work on each project I have, so I'm working my ass off for a solid 40 hours a week and end up being in work mode for a little more than that. Add to that my commute time and I'm away from home about 11 hours a day. When I get home, I want nothing more than to watch Rachel Maddow and space the hell out.

It's great, though. I love working there. I hope it continues. I still don't know.

Now I am focusing my non-work energy on Thanksgiving. We are having only four people this year: his mom, my mom, my mom's "don't call him my boyfriend" friend, and my sister. The theme is Indian food. The menu is as follows:
  • Andhra-style sprouted mung bean salad (if you've never tried sprouted mung beans, you're missing out)
  • herb-laced yellow mung bean dal
  • sliced white radishes with winter squash
  • greens and plantains with toasted almonds
  • char-flavored spiced eggplant and potatoes
  • stuffed cauliflower with tart tomato-coriander sauce
  • brown rice pilaf with broccoli, cashews, and cumin
  • homemade raita, cilantro chutney, and tamarind chutney

  • chapati (whole wheat flat bread)
  • sweet potato-stuffed paratha

  • saffron coconut soy ice cream and masala ginger apple crisp

  • barley tonic, ginger lemonade, and cinnamon rooibos chai
It looks like a lot. It might BE a lot, but the recipes seem not super complicated and someone besides me is making some of it. I am ridiculously organized and my house is almost clean and it's only Saturday. Sunday is prep-planning and shopping day.

I have a headache and I need sleep badly.