Food Log Summer 2017 Week 7
As the summer progresses, I notice that I have been paying less and less attention to food. I used to spend an awful lot of time planning every single ingredient of my next meal. Now, I think about literally anything else, such as books, music, software, and cats. Originally, I started keeping food logs this summer to track my new eating patterns and how food affects my emotions. I feel like I've succeeded in the goal, so I will likely stop keeping food logs and write a longer post about my original motivation for doing so.
Here are some highlights from last week:
I went to a wedding on Sunday, July 9 because they needed another singer for their a cappella group. Before dinner, we had several appetizers, including this very glossy piece of chicken on a stick. Elaine from two years ago would have tracked every single appetizer, which ruins the entire experience.
The dinner table had an elaborate set-up with 4 times as many utensils as I would normally use. See the little white balls next to the flowers? Originally, I thought they were white chocolate truffles...they're butter. I'm glad I didn't try to eat one.
Fancy meals are generally broken down into bread, salad, main course, and dessert. The leftmost fork is the salad fork, the fork next to that is the main course fork, and the top fork is the dessert fork. The salad had mixed greens and raspberries in a raspberry vinaigrette. I used to eat a lot of salad because they have wholesome plants even though I don't like salad. I think I've finally learned my lesson, so I only ate the raspberries.
The main course was steak, mashed potatoes, and steamed green beans, all topped with fried onion. I like the plating. The steak is sliced and stacked on top of a bed of vegetables so that there's more vertical height. I'm not fond of fried onion, but they do make the picture quite pretty (imagine the dish without them).
Finally, as is typical of weddings, there was a wedding cake. I didn't stick around long enough to try it though. In general, I find cake isn't the best dessert. Frosting is often sickly sweet unless you make it yourself, such as in this ukulele chocolate cake.
Later in the week, my company had an off site at Spark Social, which has a rotating menu of local food trucks. The best part was that the food was all free, so I got this photogenic pizza to take home for dinner.
In my week 6 food log, I found myself eating many janky makeshift meals, so I was more motivated to buy and prepare a lot of groceries this week. The food I bought generally into the following categories:
- 6 whole wheat tortillas
- 1 onion
- 1 can of enchilada sauce
- 2 squashes
- yellow pepper
- Fruit: bananas, blueberries, papayas, tangerines, apples
- Vegetables: cucumbers, peppers
- Other: yogurt, ice cream
The grocery story I went to was incredibly cheap, and my groceries came out to around $50. Normally, I bring a backpack to carry groceries home. However, in this case, I just bought way too much food, so I had to buy an extra bag. The main meal I made was enchiladas, which is essentially a tortilla stew, and I ate the 6 servings throughout the week. I also stocked up on some frozen meals just in case. I figured frozen dinner > pistachio dinner.
I also prepped some vegetables to snack on. For me, prepping vegetables always sounds like a good idea, but I realize I'm generally not fond of raw vegetables. I sliced 2 yellow bell peppers and a English cucumber to get the following quantities. Currently, one pack remains entirely untouched.
Want more food logs? Also, let me know if you're in San Francisco and want to hang out. My favorite things to do in the city are climbing and checking out new restaurants.