Thursday, December 1, 2011

Orgasm

HAH!

Gotcha to read again!

Not THAT kind of orgasm!

I had my lunch made by someone I consider a gourmet cook. And, knowing that I'm trying to lose weight, she made an amazing healthy lunch. And I TOOK PICTURES because she was doing things I've been never seen before. And they weren't sexual!

Now, first you have to know about Jilli. She is a basket weaver, potter, seamstress, and general crafty person. She is one of those people who can really and truly do anything.

I, a person who had to ask someone how to put the Thanksgiving turkey in the pan, eats at Subway at least five times a week, and puts ketchup on everything -- don't get to see gourmet cooks in action very often.

I had never seen pasta home made before.

I had never seen these cute little pastas from Trader Joe's. They look like little evening bags!

I had never had brussel sprouts sauteed with cinnamon apples, butternut squash, edamame, and fresh spinach.


I'd never been close to a food orgasm - especially not involving ketchup.


It was amazingly delicious. I ate two helpings of everything. Yikes.

And, the meal was topped off with homemade pumpkin cake (made from 'Cinderella pumpkins') with icing that I would have liked to squirt in my mouth.

Jilli only let me have a little bit.

And the entertainment was watching Trenton (age 1), Cricket (a dog), and Taryn (age 21) in the play tunnel.

I promised not to post the picture where Taryn was actually stuck.

It was a wonderful afternoon! Thank you so much Jilli, Taryn, and Jordan for sharing your home and your lives with me.

Tomorrow, it's back to Lean Cuisine and Subway.

Love,
Jenn

7 comments:

  1. The afternoon was filled with friends, food, funny adventures and yes~a "I had ONE no maybe Two" moments.....We love you and wish we could see you more. And we made the famous BLOG...I think I just had another one.....Whew! multiples in one day!!!!

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  2. I was looking so glam in my noodle picture...Cooking is just not a glamourous endevour...

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  3. I actually think you look very artistic in that picture. You were concentrating on your craft!

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  4. Looks like great fun :-) but 2 helpings!! - i am gonna be the food police Jenn!! No!! But at least there was control on the cake!! so Fair Play for that.

    Now, seriously, stop eating in subway and start cooking - the whole experience will be better if you cook for yourself, then you'll learn to love making tasty food, and you'll know exactl what is in you food - i absolultey love cooking!!

    Jilli - awesome pasta machine - i wish i had a bigger kitchen!

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  5. Makes me want to do all that!

    --Lisa Brenner

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  6. Jenn had a good point about Subway. With a prepared sandwich there is no chance of putting on that extra slice of meat or having a second sandwich. Portion control of an empty fridge. I get that! And it is obviously working.

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  7. Deezer, how was your weigh in last night at WW? Hope it was to your liking.

    I would like to learn to cook but I still worry about the problems I would have with portion control. However, I did cook Thanksgiving and didn't overeat so it might be possible.

    Do you live in Ireland? How cool.
    I'm supposedly Black Irish. Do you know what that means? I don't.

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