Friday, November 19, 2010


So in all my fuss about J being sick, I ended up getting sick as well*...

One of the great side effects of that is that I can't taste much right now. I tried to take some medicines this morning, and thought, "I'm sick, so I'll treat myself with pumpkin spice soymilk**!" So I take a sip and nearly spat it out. Tasted like cleaning fluids (not that I've had those to drink...).

So nothing in my fridge right now is the least bit appetizing for eating. I decided to go with my standard sick-day procedure: spicy food, and lots of it. That meant ordering thai from Spice Island Tea House (the best bang for the buck in the area... Silk Elephant and Bangkok Balcony are better, but they're also twice as expensive).

Instead of my normal, I accidentally ordered red curry***, which had fried tofu, eggplants, potatoes, and green beans. Normally, I get green curry, which has instead fried tofu, cauliflower, broccoli, and green beans. I don't mind changing it up every now and then, especially when I have a hard time tasting the difference (in my current state, all I can taste is spicy and not spicy). I don't know that I would want to get this normally; I don't think it was as good as the green curry, but that's just my hate for eggplant talking.

I kinda feel bad, because this weekend is shaping up to be blah in the cooking department, and next week definitely will, since I'll be out of town from Wednesday until Sunday. I might do some sort of baked goods tomorrow (like cinnamon rolls for dinner..?), and depending on how I feel Sunday, maybe actual food. If anyone has suggestions for what still tastes good with a cold, I'd love to hear it.

*My bad. I'm bad at basic ways of not getting sick, like not drinking or eating after sick people.
**At any other time, I am all over that stuff.
***I spent a couple minutes freaking out when I opened up the food, because I mistook the eggplant for meat.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I wish I could get take out like that round here - that looks freaking awesome. I always eat spicy stuff when I have a cold because all those warming spices plus ginger plus garlic are REALLY REALLY good for fighting those cold germs. Hope you feel better soon.