Post by madmax on Oct 28, 2018 9:18:03 GMT -4
Again I'm getting a late start. It its 2:53am. I did my reading while watching some of the first hour of SNL. The last half hour was the David S Pumpkins cartoon. I continued during the commercials. I then continued until 1am, when I went in and took a nap for an hour. I figured Bones was maybe going to start late. At 2:27, Elementary came on. I think when that's over, they'll just show the 2nd half of the TMZ weekend show, and not show Bones. I finished my reading. I think from fatigue and/or stress, my brain wasn't working as well today, so it took my longer to finish. I then went to make some microwave popcorn, which I'll mention below.
Also, this was a stressful week. That always seems to happen after I take days off from work. I can't recall if it also happens after holidays. I did a lot of stress eating.
Now for the food.
Before I get to this week, I have 2 things regarding last week.
The brand of microwave popcorn is Pop Weaver, not Warner.
I was talking about the taste of that Summit ginger drink. I actually got up and looked at the ingredients, but for some reason forgot to change what I typed, since I actually posted it afterward. It does contain lemon, lime, and pineapple juices.
Now for this week.
Sat: I had 2 things. I'll start with the easier one.
I had a bag of hush puppies. I'm pretty sure they were the last brand as last time. I cooked them in the oil pot in 2 batches. When I did the 2nd batch, I think there was a bunch of ice mixed with them. When I put them in the oil, it bubbled too much, and a bunch spilled out. This was a good time to have an electric stove. If it was gas, I would've likely had a grease fire. Anyway, they were good.
The main item was catfish. They were advertised as nuggets. The way I define that would be small thick pieces. These were big flat pieces. I would maybe describe them as fillets. It was late, so I didn't feel like cutting them up. I put the pieces in a mix of flour and cornstarch for the most part. I tried mixing some things in with the powder. I did one piece each with black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and parmesan. I also tried rubbing some stuff on 2 pieces. One was hot sauce, and the other was mustard. I didn't try soy sauce for some reason. I put these pieces in the plain powder. I cooked the fish in my oil pot.
As for the taste, they were good. They had a decent amount of crispiness on the outside. As for the extra ingredients, the only one I tasted was cumin. I also tried having some stuff on the fish. I used a packet of tartar sauce from Long John Silver's. It was good. I also used a container of LJS cocktail sauce. It was good. I tried hot sauce which was ok. I also tried soy sauce, which wasn't that good.
Sun: I had a bag of Goldfish crackers. They were the Xplosive Pizza. They were good.
Mon: I had 3 snacks. First was a Maruchan Yakisoba noodles. It was the Teriyaki Chicken flavor. It was good. This time I added the right amount of water. Later I had the other 2. One was a can of Brookdale Vienna sausages. They were good. The other was a bag of Clancy's Funyuns. They were good.
My meal was fried rice and veggies using half a bag of broccoli. I didn't add my usual spices.... to the pan. I instead minced up most of the cloves from a bulb of garlic. The meal was good plain and with my 3 items. I didn't taste the garlic that much. I did taste it when I was burping on Tue.
Tue: I had a snack. I was a bag of generic croutons. They were Caesar flavor. They were good.
My meal was fried rice and veggies using broccoli. It was good plain and with my 3 items.
Wed: This day was really stressful. I got an email saying I was selected for a "promotion" that I had interviewed for on Sep7 that I posted on Sep9. Usually, that would be good news. The BIG problem was the shift was WAAAYYYY later(10am-630pm) than what I'm used to. It would be to stressful for me to get home that late. I was stressed thinking about it. I came home and called my mom.
After I talked to my mom, I opened up a box of shredded wheat from ALDI. I also did the oil thing. I just kept on eating them. I may have eaten half the box.
I had another snack later which I won't review.
My meal was the same as Tue.
Thu: The only thing I remember being stressful was me replying to the previous day's email, declining the job offer. There was probably other stuff.
I had more shredded wheat, including the canola oil.
For a snack, I went to Taco Bell and got 2 things. First was a soft taco. I put a packet of Diablo sauce on it. It was good. The other item was a bean and cheese burrito. They don't have a plain bean burrito, or I would have gotten that instead. I took a bite without any sauce. I could taste the cheese, which I didn't really like. For the rest of it, I used 2 packets of Diablo sauce. It was good, and I couldn't taste the cheese. When I was at TB, I saw the girl doing the drive though pick up something off the floor, then not wash her hands. Thankfully, she didn't touch my food.
I got my meal at Arby's. I got 2 orders of onion rings and 4 Gyros(1 turkey, 1 Greek, 2 beef). While the food was good, I couldn't enjoy it. A bit before I was going to eat, the power went out. I was stressed worrying about when the power would come back on, and if I would get up late for work(it came back on about 100min later, and I could set my alarm). It was also a pain eating with just a flashlight to see. This meal was a do-over of Oct11. Part of mw wants to yet another do-over, and have the same meal next Thu. I don't know how long the 2/$6 promo will last. They might start something new on Thu(Nov1). Part of me wants to have something else. BK has their 2/$6 promo also.
Fri: I had shredded wheat throughout the day. I finished the box, except for a ton of crumbs.
I had 3 snack items. First was a can of Star Kist tuna. It was the kind in oil, which I've never had before. It was good. I could taste the oil. I don't know what situation you would use this instead of the tuna with water. Later was a bag of Harvest Snaps pea puffs. They were the Wasabi Ranch flavor. They were good. There was a bit of "wasabi" heat. I read online and/or saw on tv that most wasabi is actually horseradish.
My last snack was a bag of store-brand veggie chips from the h/n/o store. They were good. I had them 90min later than usual. I usually have a snack at 3:30am Sat while watching TMZ. I take a nap for an hour before that. Due to the World Series, I figured that would run over, and they would show TMZ "in progress" or not at all. I was going to watch the "11pm" showing after the news, after the game. As you might know, the game drew out to 18 innings. The news came on at 2:43am. Thankfully, they shortened the news so they could show all of TMZ at 3:30am. I then took my nap after. If I had known all of this, I would have taken my nap at my normal time.
Now for the meal. I made my veggies(including broccoli). When I use ramen instead of rice(or potatoes), I use 3 packages. I only had 2. This gave me an idea for an experiment. When I cook rice, I use 1 cup(uncooked). Since I had 2/3 of the ramen, I decide to make only 1/3 cup of rice. I cooked the rice in advance, and did the same with the ramen(Beef flavor) a while later. After I cooked the veggies in the pan, I added in the rice. After letting this cook for a while, I added in the ramen. I let this cook a while. I didn't add anything else. The meal was good plain and with my 3 items. I didn't notice the rice.
Sat: I wanted to mention something non-work-related that is indicative of my shitty week. My Fri meal was actually after noon on Sat. after that, I went to sleep. When I woke up, I did my daily reading. I saw a bug fly toward my one chair. I got up and moved the chair, and didn't see it. A bit after I sat down. I looked at another chair, and saw a fly. I was able to kill it after a bit. I then went to look at the kitchen window, and saw another fly. I killed that one right away. At 7:18pm, I went in the bathroom to take a dump. there was a fly on the wall. I swung my leg and thought I smashed it with my foot, since it looked like it was smashed on the bottom of my flip flop. A minute later, I looked at the wall and saw a fly. I don't know if it was a different one, or I didn't kill the first one. It took me a while to kill. I was finally able to when it was on the mirror; I think it got confused due to the reflection.
My snack was a bag of Pop Weaver microwave popcorn. I put it in for 1:36. There were only 5 unpopped kernels. I put some canola oil in the bag, even though I'm not sure if any of the popcorn was getting ready to burn. It was good.
That's all for the food. I'll have my meal later after I do some reading, and maybe another post. I think I'll also try to take a dump. I'm having 4 things. I'll do a review of at least 3 of them next week.
After dozing off at the computer, and taking a 2nd nap in bed it is now 8:17am.
See you next week, if I don't come back today.