Gosh, I’m finding it really hard to type right now… I wonder why…
She’s so sweet and cuddly, but seriously, I’m left handed and this hunt-and-peck typing thing is kind of a beating. Good thing you’re cute, pug. Good thing.
Today I had to be at work at 6am. It is nice to be there for a couple of hours before the store opens; it’s much calmer so you can get a lot done. Oh, AND they were playing good music today- early 90′s- so I got to rock out to Blind Melon and the Proclaimers. Usually it’s an 80′s station, which is really fun until you hear Walking on Sunshine for the 592nd time.
Here’s how my shift went:
- Clock in
- Fill cookie case
- Ciabatta rolls
- Ciabatta bites
- Ciabatta garlic twists
- Foccacia, made from… ciabatta dough
- Ciabatta sandwich bread
- Fetch fruit from walk in
- Spill fruit on floor in front of customers and coworkers
- Clean up fruit
- Clock out
I’m all ciabatta’d out. Although the dough is fun to work with- it comes in these massive mounds that you kind of have to manhandle. Good thing I’m ALL MUSCLE. Booyah.
I’m spending waaaay too much money at Whole Foods now. It’s just easy to grab food on the way out… like today for instance:
So remember the monster sweet potato? Well we brought his brother home, too. We went ahead and cut it up the other night to use later on this week. The one potato filled an entire freezer bag:
I settled on a shepherd’s pie made with ground turkey and mashed sweet potatoes. I’ve never eaten, much less prepared, shepherd’s pie, so I kind of winged it. Here’s a general overview:
Cook the ground turkey with a chopped onion and celery. Drain the meat. Add some baby portabellas (on sale at Target) and saute until soft, then add half a bag or so of frozen mixed veggies, some chicken broth, and a equal parts butter and flour to thicken (a beurre manie, if you want to get all technical). Return the meat to the pan and heat through. Season with salt, pepper, sage, whathaveyou. I also had some leftover roasted garlic cloves, so I threw a few of those in there.
Boil sweet potato slices until soft- about 20 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Mash with potato masher, and add milk to desired texture. Season with salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Don’t tell Brian, but instead of regular milk, I used the Pumpkin Spice Silk soymilk…
Heat oven to 400. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, then add turkey mixture. Spread sweet potatoes on top of turkey and veggies. Bake for 30 minutes.
Et voila- eaten with lots of ketchup:
It was quite a tasty fall meal. Weirdly enough, I had on Food Network while cooking and Rachel Ray was making a turkey-sweet potato shepherd’s pie at the same time. She actually mashed her sweet potatoes with a banana… something about bananas adding to the texture. I wasn’t brave enough to try that.
Has anyone seen Tropic Thunder? We’re watching that right now and it surprisingly hilarious. It’s kind of making me like Tom Cruise just a little more.
Can I just say how much I enjoyed reading your comments today? You guys crack me up, and it’s so nice to “meet” those of you who haven’t commented before.
I love finding new blogs to read, so what’s your latest favorite and why? It doesn’t have to be food-related.
Bringing Up Shelby always cracks me up (how could you resist this?). I’ve been reading it since Chloe was a puppy, so it’s been fun to compare their antics. And although totally NSFW, What Would Tyler Durden Do is great. He’s very, VERY un-PC, but his commentary on Hollywood gossip is hilarious.