After all my kooky meals yesterday, I ate a “respectable” dinner.
It was time consuming, but really brainless. Soaked 1/2 this package of Trader Joe’s Bean and Barley Mix overnight on Tuesday
After being cooked for a few hours on Wednesday morning, it got doused in Wafu dressing…
…then hung out in the fridge
While out running errands I picked up a pint of cherry tomatoes on sale at Whole Foods
(Salt + Pepper = ALWAYS)
They added a nice pop of color to a very blah-looking dish
By the time Abe got back from work, it was chilled, marinated, and ready to eat!
Dessert came all the way from Oregon…
…these Newtons Fruit Thins were sitting in our cabin all weekend but I never had enough stomach room to eat them
Tried two last night with some frozen grapes – they were quite good!
Been reading this book lent to me by my Surrogate Valentine co-star Goh. The Gastronomy of Marriage is all about our relationships with food and other people. I’m only halfway through but am LOVING it – not only is it beautifully written, I feel deeply connected to her stories about living in Los Angeles, New York City, and being in a mixed marriage – both Asian/White + Veg/Non-Veg.
Was pleasantly surprised to see Goh’s name in there too! He’s buddies with the author, Michelle Maisto, and her husband.
I’ll actually be seeing him soon – they’re filming the SV sequel as I type and I’m joining the shoot in a few days. And speaking of Surrogate Valentine, tickets for our Los Angeles premiere on September 15th just went on sale! I’ll be there with the guitar man himself.