"Oh, no, he DIDN'T!"
Oh, yes, I DID.
The photo that is...Hee, hee!
Weight check, this morning = 179.5 lbs.
Haven't seen the 170's since the late 1990's I think.
I weighed over 200 at New Year's, 194 at the end of March, 183-194 thru the end of June.
Having to spend less on food, eating less, though also trying to eat healthier, all while not educated enough to know how best to spend $105 a month in food stamps has me dressing in such a way that co-workers tell me I look like I am about to fall out of my clothes (especially the pants)!
A state of affairs that could lead to my not being allowed into any establishment with an "all men must keep their pants over their ass" sign on the door. :-D
I am going to have to either get a smaller belt to secure the pants, or figure out where to cut a new hole in the belts I have. Getting new clothes is currently out of the question.
Displaying my undies is not part of my "swag" or creative "expression".
The "sag" is not something I want as part of my personal "fashion" statement.
Besides, with MY ankle, knees and hip I can't hop like I used to.
Fascinating article in todays Washington Times: For Some Sagging Pants Carry Greater Meaning
I guess you could say I "went to pot" a long time ago, but for only a couple of recipes given me by an employee of mine at the bookstore I managed in the 90's and later for a couple I invented myself.
A decade or so ago I bought a new Slow Cooker (6 qt.) for those recipes then, 2011, 2012, and 2013 I added a 2-3 1/2 and 4-7qt. ones, as well as the Lunch Crock Food Warmer, a Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Food Processor and Hamilton Beach Digital Steamer.
I may get rid of either the 2-3 1/2 or 4-7qt slow cooker unless convinced it's worth keeping both.
Oh and did I mention I collected a handful of Slow Cooker Cookbooks, too? I had to sell them, little touched, this year because I needed the money.
The pots have been rarely used and the food processor has sat abandoned and, no doubt, depressed because I felt too intimidated by the damn thing to attempt to use it.
I only recently used the steamer for the first time, but felt it didn't give me enough rice for several days meals (I think the steamer, minus the small rice bowl, is perfect for what I might attempt with veggies).
After finally reading my old copy of Roger Ebert's book on "the mystery and romance" of the rice cooker I spent $18 of my recent paycheck for an Aroma 2-8 cup Rice Cooker/Steamer and am as happy as a pig in slop!
Sadly I hadn't stopped by Veggie Val's Going Veggie website and blog since my birthday in March. This morning I came back and did a search for "rice cooker".
Guess what the single result was?
I don't know why as a rice cooker isn't mentioned by me in my essay.
"Synchronveggity" related to my current life situation? I don't know, but it made me smile.
Remembering Mama's Kitchen: A Guest Post by Kiril Kundurazieff - February 2013
I am beginning, at last, a journey into more healthy eating, through home cooking and using my kitchen toys more, while figuring out how to spend what I have to play with, for food, to help me do so.
The Bachelor Survival Recon Missions to the local market, as well as Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, HEB's Central Market, as well as ethnic markets and farmer's markets, will resume as I am able to do so.
Houston is a Foodie and Food Truck paradise, from what I have read sincde I moved here in 2012. :-D
Val had left a comment, as follows: "Kiril, I hope you will start researching or reinventing your Mama’s recipes even if they aren’t exactly the same. Get cooking, Mister!"
My baby sister may have some of those old recipes.
She’s the one that really took after our Mom with the love of cooking.
Would she email me a few, if she does have them, especially the old Tuna Casserole one if she still has it?
I did ask her but never heard back, on the subject, despite indications she was going to get some recipes together for me.
That dish and a mincemeat pie Mom made, are the only ones I have real memories of these days.
Like I wrote, I wish I’d written down, or otherwise saved, recipes she made.
Checking Twitter I discovered there are active hashtags for #ricecooker #slowcooker #crockpot #recipe and, um, #saggypants.
For those interested I have an archive of posts that I call "In the Kitchen and Dining Out".
There are 25 posts so far, including poetry, humor, reviews and 7 recipes.