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champagne mangoes

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

We swung past 99 Ranch (chinese grocery store) to get stuff on the grocery list and I decided to splurge on a case of champagne mangoes for $9. Jeremy doesn’t like mangoes, so guess who is going to get her fair share of fiber this week!

Food Trivia
Champagne mangoes are part of the Ataulfo variety, cultivated in India. These are the most desirable in asian cultures because of the small stone, smooth and sweet pulp, and lack of invasive fibers in the meat. They turn golden when ripe and are smaller than the more popular varieties sold in the US (which turn red when ripe).

small cake ecstasy

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

While Jeremy was snoozing away this morning, I assembled the little carrot cake (which isn’t a 7-inch cake, it’s a 6-inch cake making it even cuter than before). Miniature Sunmaid raisins box from lousy complimentary Delta Airlines Snack Pack for scale.

It is lopsided, but that’s easy to fix (just smoosh it into shape and cover with frosting). Voila! Small cake ecstasy!

meltdown averted

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

I was wiped out when I got home tonight and a veritable mental and emotional mess.

I didn’t feel like cooking and I was craving bad, fried take-out style foods. I flopped around on the floor with Kaweah while Jeremy tried to offer some solutions (places to go pick up some food while I took a nap). But nothing sounded good because my guilt meter was on Hysterical setting. Didn’t want to spend money, too tired to cook, and I had to prepare a whole meal to take to our friends’ house for dinner tomorrow, whine whine whine.

These situations can go one of two ways and this time I put my mental ass in gear and made Chinese Cold Noodles while Jeremy did dishes.

**Jump for more butter**