Adventures in Tofu
I don't know if its because it finally rained this week for the first time in forever (we're in the middle of the worst drought we've had for 100 years) and the air feels crisp and a little cool a night, but I've got that Fall feeling. You know the one...you can feel the change in the air and you know winter is just around the corner so you take full advantage of being able to still do things outside (or even have the will to leave the house) while you still can. That's sorta how I feel, except its not fall...its the middle of summer and our yearly beach trip is still a month away. Its a good feeling, though. I've got lots of little projects and challenges for myself brewing in my head, and they're all good and long overdue. And I really need to follow through with them, which is why I'm not quite ready to advertise them yet. I have a tendency to make drastic decisions about how I'm going to live my life from now on ("I'm going to start exercising 3 days a week from now on" or "I'm going to start painting every Saturday from now on" or "I'm going to stop watching so much TV from now on"). Its exhausting and I never follow through completely and I end up just feeling embarrassed and regretting that I had to go and tell everyone about it and then fail. So today I'm trying a new approach. I'm not going to blab my new plan until after I've succeeded at it for at least a week (and then I'll write about it).
And speaking of succeeding with a plan, today was my 11th work day in a row to not eat pb&j and pretzels for lunch :) I've been really trying to experiment with food, and branch out from my old habits, and I really appreciate everyone who gave me suggestions of new meal ideas - thank you!! I've tried allot of your suggestions, and I've also been inspired to try something for the first time: Cook Tofu. I order tofu quite a bit at restaurants (home-style bean curd and inari are my favorites), but I've always been afraid to make it at home because let's be honest...tofu that isn't cooked the right way can be like eating a soggy sponge. Well, tonight I finally bit the bullet, and turned this:
It turned out to be a delicious meal and a beautiful plate of food. So glad I finally gave tofu a shot. Okay that's enough for tonight. Until next time...