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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Night Eating

Patty ate one of the cat's toys, a tiny white mouse on wheels.

The cat hasn't been eating her canned food lately, so Patty ate that, too.

Lawson and I are going to eat takeout from Bangkok Restaurant, the little hole-in-the-wall Thai place by our house. It's not the greatest ever, but the semi-Americanized staples are good: pad thai, masaman curry, pad see ew. Maybe tonight I'll branch out to a red curry.

We were in the mountains this weekend. Sunday night we saw Billy Bragg in Asheville; before the show we ate at a mixed noodle joint that was pretty okay. My spicy wonton noodle soup had wonderful soft homemade wontons full of ginger and pork and sesame oil, but the broth was kind of bland.

Otherwise, we ate sandwiches and cheese and fresh North Carolin apples and things like that. And because we spent two days sawing and hauling trees and branches and cutting a new trail, we ate big breakfasts of fried eggs, bacon, and toast. Many, many calories were consumed and burned. It was fun.

1 comment:

Kris said...

We had a medium-sized cheering section assembled for the election. I made a pot of chile verde and some guacamole, Dad made anasazi beans, others brought salad and ice cream.

We opened the first bottle of champagne when CNN called the election for Obama.

I had to teach a lesson at 8:00 a.m. this morning. I closed the door on the litter of bottles and glasses and hoped that my student wouldn't ask to use the bathroom!