It’s a beautiful fall day here in Atlanta and I am desperately trying to pluck myself out of the crazy hole and enjoy it. Remember last week, when I mentioned I was hoping to get to Whole Foods? Well, I finally got there yesterday. Begrudgingly. It was not my happy place like it usually is. It was my ” what on earth did I need from here so desperately that I am actually here” place.
When I go to Paris, there is always this feeling of disbelief that lasts for the entire trip. Am I really here? Is this really happening again? On the ride over to Whole Foods I kept having to remind myself I was driving a car. I constantly told myself to focus on the road instead of the jumbled thoughts in my head. Once inside the store there was a feeling of “how did I get here?” similar to what I have waking up in a foreign country. Wonton wrappers were on sale and I had decided to thaw out a big, fat, Berkshire pork chop the night before. So I decided to make my egg roll thingies. I bought a couple of spicy pork sausages and some grated cabbage stuff that in a normal store would be called cole slaw mix but was called something else in fancypantsland. I plan to fill all 24 wrappers with some pork and cabbage concoction with perhaps a few vegetarian ones and freeze them in packs of two.
I also remembered why I have been wanting to go to Whole Foods in the first place. A friend, who has a vast culinary background, gifted me with a jar of her homemade sauce. I didn’t want to waste such great sauce on cheap pasta or add low quality meat. So I grabbed the fixings for that. One more fat sausage (mild Italian) and a pound of ground beef. The beef was on sale and there was one large end of the tray left. For some reason I took the rest of it which was just over two pounds.
Today, I halved my beef and made four quarter pound sized patties, wrapped them in wax paper so I could remove them one by one, and shoved them in the freezer. I stuck the other half into a baggie and put it back in. I then finished one other little cooking project I had going on that is too ridiculous to discuss. So today I need to complete two recipes and get everything parceled off and into the freezer.
I am not in the mood. And my kitchen looks worse that the stock photo image above. I think I will just sit here with my windows open and enjoy the fall air wafting through for a bit longer. What’s on your mind?