Veggie Time


I’m still adjusting to living alone. There’s the emotional burden, yes, but mostly there are a lot of logistical things that are throwing me off. Who will take me to the airport ass-early in the morning tomorrow? Who will feed the cats while I’m gone (Caitlin and Nicole, that’s who!)? Who’s going to lick this bowl full of cookie dough clean (fine I guess I’ll do it)? How am I going to hang this 50-lb mirror on the wall? Who’s going to kill this spider??

Most importantly: Who’s going to eat this produce surplus before I leave for New York?

Eat me?

The answer, of course, is me.

Yes, it would appear that something else I’m adjusting to is shopping/cooking for one. I have so much produce to eat in the next 20 hours I don’t even know what to do with myself. Since I refuse to waste food I am going to have to eat the following by tomorrow morning:

  • 3 heads of romaine
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2 broccoli heads
  • and a sack o’ carrots

Phase 1: Breakfast

You better believe I can/will do it. To get a jumpstart on this lofty goal, I ate vegetables for breakfast. I’m not sure who decided that breakfast should be sugary breads (hello French toast, waffles, muffins, scones and the like), but I think vegetables are what’s up first thing in the morning. I sauteed one of the broccoli heads, one of the zucchini, several carrots and a 1/4 block of tempeh and served it with a piece of cheesy toast.

Then I rushed down to our sad, old, empty place to meet the carpet cleaners. (Do you know what havoc two cats and a dog can wreak on beige carpet? We do.)


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some produce to eat.

Stop… veggie time.

6 thoughts on “Veggie Time

  1. This was sad, Katie! I know exactly what you mean. While I’m not living alone, Chris leaves for long work trips a few times a year, and I’m always in the same boat. Now we’re in this house and things keep breaking… so I’ll just have a breakdown. No biggie. Have fun with those veggies!

  2. “It’s VEGGIES, for breakfast???”

    looks delish. the brocc and carrots should stay good in the fridge over the weekend, if you don’t get around to eating them.

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