What Claire Ate: April 26th, 2015

27 Apr

Sunday was mostly spent at home, cleaning and such.

I’ve been babysitting some tomato seedlings for Amanda, and things may have gotten out of control.

I'm a "cool babysitter."

I’m a “cool babysitter.”

It’s okay though, I had an elder talk to them.

Someone they can respect.

Someone they can respect.

Then I scared them straight by eating that elder in a sandwich.

THEY GOTTA LEARN SOMEHOW.

THEY GOTTA LEARN SOMEHOW.

Then I had coffee, cleaned all of the floors, and started some sauerkraut.

It will probably just mold.

It will probably just mold.

There was more cleaning, including reorganizing the fridge. Then I ate some potatoes.

Mashed with bit of labneh.

Mashed with bit of labneh

Some laundry was done. Some clothes were hung.

Supper was bone marrow with a fruit and veggie plate. (Also chips.)

Delicious meat butter.

Delicious meat butter.

Yellow carrots are the stupidest btw. Purple 4ever.

Yellow carrots are the stupidest btw. Purple 4ever.

I also ate some chocolate chips.

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Then I made some bread dough. (That will be going in the oven momentarily.)

Sean was out with a friend, so I cuddled up on the couch with Friends and a nice bowl of popcorn that was dressed with soy sauce butter.

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When Sean came home, we watched GoT and Mad Men and ate mini cupcakes, thus concluding a very pleasant weekend.

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What Claire Ate: April 25th, 2015

27 Apr

Saturday was glorious.

We decided to bike down to the farmer’s market, and split a banana as a quick “breakfast.”

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The six miles to the market was surprisingly pleasant — Portland is so great for biking!! — and when we arrived I had a strawberry lemonade.

Refreshing!

Refreshing!

After grabbing eggs, lettuce, and potatoes, we headed back, stopping for a quick tasting at Eastside Distillery.

Their spiced rum is surprisingly delightful.

Their spiced rum is surprisingly delightful.

We then continued on our trek back home, but stopped again at Laurelhurst Market for sandwiches.

I also drank this.

I also drank this.

I ordered a cold sandwich and Sean ordered a hot. We ended up doing a little exchange program.

My whole sandwich.

My whole sandwich.

After the swap.

After the swap.

Mine was pretty good, but Sean’s was this delightful symphony of pastrami, pickled things, grainy mustard, and fried onions. IT WAS HEAVENLY.

After the sandwiches were consumed, we completed the last bit of our trip, finally making it home.

We then drove to Hillsboro to get some more stuff and hang out with some friends. We went to a beer bar but I didn’t have any beer which was weird.

Later that night I had some leftover spaghetti with cheese melted on it.

Struggle plate, tbh.

Struggle plate, tbh.

Also more chips (with labneh).

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Then I finished the last bit of sour tape.

Byyyyyye.

Byyyyyye.

We then went to our local theater for a showing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I had some wine and popcorn, but it was very dark.

See?

See?

The popcorn came out better.

The popcorn came out better.

The movie was quite good, but it was punctuated by some drunk dude yelling “NERD” at Bob Balaban and then spilling his drink and leaving.

What Claire Ate: April 24th, 2015

27 Apr

Friday was not bad at all.

I started the day with an ice Americano and a macaron.

The good stuff.

The good stuff.

Pistachio!

Pistachio!

Lunch was an onion and cheese sandwich with really thick slices of onion. This was maybe not the best plan.

Not as easy on the stomach as you would think.

Not as easy on the stomach as you would think.

Later that day — after some writing or whatever — I went on a run. It may have been the onion sandwich, or it may have been the running, but that 5K destroyed me, stomach and soul. After I took a shower and recovered a bit, we went to WinCo to buy some junk food.

I got these chips, which were okay. They could have used some more heat.

Good effort.

Good effort.

I also got some strawberry sour belts, because WinCo has THE BEST sour belts in the world.

#1

#1

When we got home, I started some tomato sauce and snacked on chips and sour belts while watching The Mighty Boosh.

I have the oddest crush on Noel Fielding, tbh.

I have the oddest crush on Noel Fielding, tbh.

I also made popcorn.

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Once the pasta was ready, we made ourselves a bowl each and then switched over to Birdman.

Con parm

Con parm

I really liked Birdman and after seeing it I’m even more surprised that Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor.

OH WELL.

Claire’s Happy Tasty Link Round Up

24 Apr

So I haven’t been the best with posting this round up consistently. We’ll blame the moving.

To make up for my transgressions, here is a pic of me as a baby dino food critic.

Does this please you?

Does this please you?

Now the links.

This is a little old, but if you haven’t read Shit Food Blogger’s “Pitch to All Food Editors,” I urge you to do so now.

I need to get myself to this food truck.

LOADED NAAN NACHOS

It’s James Beard award day, so make yourself an onion sandwich.

Adding this sake doc to my “must watch” list.

Drooling over the spread for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s “Last Fuckable Day” celebration.

A Queso Fundido burger sounds pretty good.

This family eats only steak, which is pretty unsustainable, but their real crime is cooking it “medium and medium well.”

This would be the best hotel room ever created.

Sorry to end on a sour note, but I wonder how many people refused chemo because of this fraud.

Soooooo what are your weekend plans, my bibbles? Any tasty ones?

What Claire Ate: April 23rd, 2015

24 Apr

Breakfast was an iced Americano and some fizzy water.

Consumed while writing a thing.

Consumed while writing a thing.

Lunch was eggs and lentils.

Servicable

Servicable

At some point I ate these Oreos.

IDK about this angle.

IDK about this angle.

For supper, we went to Laurelhurst Market to try their #poutineforthepeople offering.

Pretty good.

Those peas, man.

I also had an amazing cocktail. This Punt e Mes stuff is changing my life tbh.

The Half Nelson is a DELIGHT.

The Half Nelson is a DELIGHT.

In the glass.

In the glass.

Then we did some exciting errands (bought hangers at Target) and concluded the evening with the series two finale of Broadchurch. Viewing snack was ice cream with the last two Oreos.

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What Claire Ate: April 22nd, 2015

23 Apr

Breakfast was toast of two types.

Cream cheese and jam

Cream cheese and jam

Then I realized that I had no ice and needed ice for pretty much everything I needed to do that day, including making iced coffee.

Hooray!

Hooray!

Then I spent the day cooking and taking pictures for a post and ended up eating all the random things I made.

This included:

Hardboiled eggs.

Hardboiled eggs.

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Mango

Mango

After all of that, I started writing everything up. Sean went running.

During writing, I ate:

This quesadilla

This quesadilla

More rice

More rice

I then went to meet Sean (and some others) at Beermongers (so he wouldn’t have to run home). I got there a little before him, so I stopped at Double Dragon for a cocktail. (The name won me over.)

"Through the past darkly" is Claire-specific marketing.

“Through the past darkly” is Claire-specific marketing.

Amazing.

It was vvvvv good.

Then I walked over to Beermongers, and ate some food Sean had picked up from Los Gringos.

Amazing soyrizo, if you can believe it.

Amazing soyrizo, if you can believe it.

I also drank this, because I’m not drinking beer :(

This was surprisingly excellent.

This was surprisingly excellent.

Then I went home, wrote some more, and took a bath.

THE END.

 

What Claire Ate: April 21st, 2015

23 Apr

Breakfast was a…TOMATO SANDWICH!

The last tomato :(

The last tomato :(

Lunch was a pretty epic salad with carrots and lentils and olives and all kinds of things.

And parm.

And parm.

I’m assuming I wrote some words about food. Then I went on a run (5K!)

After that, I made myself a cocktail with vodka, La Croix, mandarin oranges, and limes.

Also bitters!

Also bitters!

Evening snacks included pretzel crisps with cheddar.

Eaten while watching Veep.

Eaten while watching Veep.

For supper, I had purple sticky rice with parm and green onion.

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If the day had ended here, it would have been completely reasonable.

But it did not.

After a little unpacking and decorating, I decided to walk down to Vintage Cocktail lounge for a lonely martini.

I spilled 1/3 of the first one.

So I ordered another one.

This was the first one. The second had a twist and was made with a gin made from grapes.

This was the first one. The second had a twist and was made with a gin made from grapes.

The bartender may or may not have given me a tiny bit of Pappy 23 year.

We are now bff (in my mind).

My last cocktail was something called a “whisper” and was super effing delicious.

Went down like lemonade.

Went down like lemonade.

Then I bid my new bff farewell and started walking back home. On my route, I met a lone biker who ended up being my husband.

Once home, I made an onion and cheddar sandwich bc (as mentioned earlier) we were out of tomatoes and I just wanted a sandwich.

What pretty plating.

What pretty plating.

Then I made little ice cream sandwiches out of Oreos.

4? I think?

4? I think?

Then we watched Friends and went to bed.

 

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