Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hiatus

It's been a little while since I wrote on here. Mostly laziness...

(my flour is burning instead of toasting. Wait two seconds...)

Still on my food kick, but with less time to be inventive, I'm trying these cookies from the Chocolate and Zucchini website. They sound just right for a day like today...

Today was a gloriously cool, rainy day, and after spending the morning and afternoon at Projeto Vidinha, I was ready to head home for a nice nap. And lunch, around 4:30 pm! With R$10 in my pocket, I visited the grocery store on the way to the bus stop. Ever since the other Sunday, when I had lunch with some really fun people after church, I've been craving some Romeo and Juliet. Not the play, though a little Shakespeare would be welcome in my current culture-deprived life. Romeo and Juliet is a Brazilian dessert that's simply a strip of thick guava jelly and a slice of harder white cheese from the state of Minas Gerais. I'm a big fan of this cheese; it's mild, goes great with sweet flavors, and isn't drippy with cheese juices like traditional Minas cheese. After a little searching, I found it in the refrigerated cases, but the size of the pre-cut blocks were daunting. Almost a pound of cheese?

I put on a pout and convinced the guys behind the counter to cut it in half for me, even though they weren't "supposed" to...I could never eat that much cheese before it went bad! (Nor could I have afforded the other items on my list!) I was excited to find a lot of the winter vegetables and fruits at extraordinary prices. Here's my shopping list:



Not bad. Not bad at all. I've got a fistful of limes, three oranges and kiwis, nearly two pounds of potatoes, a block each of cheese and guava jelly, and 400 grams of chocolate powder. Because without chocolate milk, I CANNOT LIVE.

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In other news, I won $100 in a poetry contest, which wasn't enough to buy a washing machine, but I'm still pretty excited. After all, it was just ONE poem. Check it out at the Utmost Christian Writer's website.

Oh! I cut off all my hair! But that's for another post...

3 comments:

Ali la Loca said...

You cut off your hair??? Photos, please!

Ali la Loca said...

You cut off your hair??? Photos, please!

Ellen said...

how were the cookies? how are you?im glad that you won in the poetry contest! there was something else I was gonna say... but I forgot now. love you bunches!