food freedom

Mr.Q is out of town for a few days on a business trip. Now, yes, I miss him and blah blah blah, but that’s not what this is about.

For the 6 days he’s away, I can eat whatever I want.

I don’t have to worry about any food allergies or food intolerances and can prepare meals with near reckless abandon. Yeast? Bring it on. Dairy? The more the merrier. Corn? It’ll be just me and Orville, baby. Raw fruits and vegetables? With every meal. I am still blown away by the numbers of foods that contain yeast extract, whey powder and corn starch, never mind confused by their necessity. Are they only filler? Does their use save the company money? Do any of these items add required flavour, texture or some unqualifiable pizazz? Regardless, their rampant use seriously impinges on the ease of purchasing anything resembling a variety of groceries.

In days gone by, Mr.Q’s absence would have been the prime opportunity to order out but, now deprived for so long, I find myself unable to contemplate pizza or [almost] any other fast food. And ordering Chinese or Thai food for one is rather difficult to do from our nearby restaurants since, even taking into account lunch left overs, I have to order too much to meet the take-out minimums. And the styrofoam containers in the fridge upon Mr.Q’s return will only bring him down.

But I’ll be very happy with scads of dairy, a smattering of corn products and the sheer freedom of not having to read each and every label once before buying, and again before cooking. While I will, of course, miss him, [particularly at 6:30am when the dog wants out] Mr.Q’s business trip has become my own little dietary vacation. And, after recent phone calls to his hotel in which his half the conversation was under the influence of a few after-work rum & cokes and involved tales of his gambling, I won’t feel too bad about it at all.

5 responses to “food freedom

  1. I don’t miss the stripes but I do miss the brown. Can’t please everyone? *grins*

    It looks more cozy here now. I can’t wait to see what you do with the place!

  2. Black bars on 7 & 9 is a movie reference.

    It’s from an old John Candy movie, Delirious in which he gets sucked into the soap opera that he writes for. He’s got problems with his cable, so he calls the company to get rid of the “bars on 7 and 9.”

    I think I agree with Cat meanwhile, I don’t miss the black bars, but I do miss the browns a bit. While this is much softer on the eyes, it does feel colder. Are you doing the design yourself?

    Check out:

    Maddie only dabbles in web design, so she’s inexpensive. Plus she’s got great freebies, every now and again.

    Just a thought. You can tell her I sent you. šŸ˜‰

  3. thanks guys!

    oh ho! a (probably not so obscure) movie reference! Phew. It’s certainly okay if that goes over my head.

    The template is from eris so the colours are just quick matches(?) to the existing ones, for the time being. I do agree with it being a little cooler…

    Thanks for the leads and the feedback. šŸ˜€ It can take me a while to get off my ass and officially do something, but I do seriously enjoy the looking around and testing stages.

    I’m off to scour my fridge for illicit goods…

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