I think the worst part about all of this is that in addition to not being able to be there, I also have not been cooking lately. It's no fun to cook something big all for yourself and Mike (my other) is all the way up in NYC. He should finally be home late Tuesday (just in time for us to pack up and drive across 4 states). So, I don't get to see anyone and I don't get to treat myself to some good food just yet either.
I'm a big foodie, in case you couldn't tell. And, I get bored eating the same things - that's why diets don't work for me! I eat according to cravings and I get really tired of leftovers. Cooking for Mike and all of our friends means that I don't have to do reruns all that often (it also means that my freezer stock of cajun faves is running low). So, the sandwiches I've been eating just about every day, in an attempt to not go grocery shopping while Mike is away, are really getting on my nerves; it's time for real food again.
Sure, sure I can cook for our friends and invite them over, but it's no fun without Mike. Since he's finally home in about 2 days (midnight Tues), I am planning on cooking something for his return. It'll probably end up being Wednesday 'cause I can't cook for less than four and I don't want him to have to reheat stuff that late (if he's even hungry).
I pulled out MY cooking bible so that I could begin planning for the occasion, it's a massive tome that Folse intended to be a coffee table book. They released all of the actual recipes on disc, but I already had my book. I just lug it over to the kitchen table when I use it, no biggie.
It's a good thing we're heading home soon 'cause I am going nuts craving some real cajun food that I don't have to cook for myself! Anyway, I'm thinking red beans and rice for Mike's return, although some crawfish etoufee would be fantastic! I need to clear some space in the freezer for all the stuff I plan on bringing home as well. Thank GOD for frozen care packages from home.
Oh well, I guess I'll have to tide myself over with canned soup and sandwiches for a few more days while I salivate over John Folse's recipes. See, the hunger is causing rambling!