Better Off Fed

15 Oct
Solanum tuberosum - potato

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Yesterday’s whinge was barely out of my fingertips when the painters arrived and magnolia-ed my kitchen.  They second-coated this morning, as well as doing the bathroom.  The plumber fitted half of the shower (the electrician has to do the other half) and the floorman coated the floor this afternoon. 

All good news for me…except that I like eating.  I like it so much that I cook.  In my kitchen, which is wet from floor to ceiling and a no-go area for 24 hours (if we want to be on the safe side).  The floorman caught us by surprise at three this afternoon and told us to take what we needed from the kitchen; but we couldn’t get the stove past him.  We had to raid Spud’s moneybox and buy chips for dinner.

I miss real food: roast dinners and rice and vegetables and homemade gravy.  Stews and soups.  All cooked with non-processed ingredients and by my own fair hands.  It might not taste good but it keeps the bones strong and the gullet full.  We haven’t eaten a fresh potato in this house for three weeks.  If I don’t eat something soon that hasn’t been prepackaged, flavoured, coloured and enhanced, I’m going to be a little grumpy.  I need to shake off this microwave-induced headache and rip into some meat.

6 Responses to “Better Off Fed”

  1. vivinfrance October 15, 2010 at 22:04 #

    Oh, poor Tilly. I’d love to feed you all here, but you need to come here first! Silver lining: are you losing weight?


  2. slpmartin October 15, 2010 at 22:32 #

    Oh…eating out in England seemed so very expensive when I was there a few years back…can’t imagine three weeks of mircrowaved meals…sorry but it will be over before Christmas…well maybe.;-)


    • Tilly Bud October 16, 2010 at 22:34 #

      Horrendously expensive. We only eat out for special occasions.


  3. Mike LaMonica October 16, 2010 at 00:32 #

    I feel horrible! Just at the time I read your post I was just about to eat a home-cooked meal. But don’t be so jealous. It’s a delicious pork tenderloin. But will be over salad. No bread. No croutons. Not so much dressing. The doc has me on a bit of a better eating program. Maybe I need to remodel a bit around the kitchen area. I hope yours is whipped back in shape in no time.

    ~ Mike


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