First of all, I would like to apologize to my helpful friends for just trying to be helpful. I over reacted. My entire body failed me at the grocery store. It was scary. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it home. It made me feel like a crazy person. The masks are very hot. Even the gloves are hot. I was experiencing things that I had never experienced before. I wasn’t sure if I was okay. But the Publix employees were AMAZING. It happened when someone commented about not knowing why anyone would go to a grocery store. I didn’t want to. But I had to. And the commenter went on to say “sorry not sorry.” That person is someone I like. So they are not in the WLS. I was just a bit raw when all of this was happening. Then someone wanted to let smokers know that we are probably all going to die. It was a lot happening at once I over reacted. I apologize. Especially since the people involved are some of my favorites that I have personal offline relationships with. 🙁 I suck.
So um…. On to recipes? Friends?
I see a lot on Twitter about people eating all the things. My problem is I have really bad anxiety in a crisis. I am all alone. That is great most of the time. But it is kind of scary now. So I am not eating at all for some reason. I’m on the wine diet and I have very little wine (I was embarrassed to buy as much as I wanted at the store). Anyway, I am all in on this recipe idea. Or just what we are eating during this difficult time.
So recently, we were talking about our Must Haves from Trader Joes here. And I related that I don’t get to go there very often because it is outside my CONE OF SAFETY. Because, crazy. But I REALLY wanted to see Harriet before the Oscars and it was near a Trader Joes. And I was in a period of sanity. And all the stars were aligned. I cannot recommend Harriet enough if you can stream it, but it really needs to be seen in the theater. Cynthia Erivo is one of the finest actresses of our time. And I had a major hissy fit (shocking!) when her song lost to Elton John at the Oscars. She would have been an EGOT.
Sorry, I digress.
So here is what I am TRYING to eat tonight. I have TWO Trader Joes tamales. They are divine. And I recently realized I bought a steamer thingy at a garage sale or something a million years ago that I have never used. But if you put the steamer thingy you do not have over a pot of boiling water it makes a perfect tamale. Otherwise, I guess just put it in the oven? With a bit of water or chicken broth over it until it heats up.
Side dish is kind of maque choux except I don’t have all the ingredients, especially milk so I guess it is something else. Onions are my favorite veggie. I usually have like three kinds on hand. So these are the ingredients I had on hand. Chopped onion cooked in a bit of olive oil. Add some canned corn. Also I have these beautiful cherry tomatoes on hand that I halved and tossed in and some canned chicken because I really don’t do well without protein in my diet. Also, I am addicted to Mt Olive (the inexpensive pickle company) jarred diced jalapenos. I literally put them in everything. So I put them in this. Throw the side dish in a low depth salad bowl. Put the tamale on top. Top with sour cream and salsa verde.
Sorry, I get these are all kind of weird things to have on hand. I just got lucky.
What are you eating?