Also known as "Carmen Makes Tuna Salad (which in turn makes her sad because it's the most exciting thing she's done in two days)."

I am bored and thinking about reading some poetry at Illumination thingy tonight, but am simultaneously severely opposed to leaving my apartment more than necessary. Conundrum. Also I need to finish my sister's scarf.

On the side of all that is good and light, the tuna salad I improvised after I realized that we had almost nothing that I classify as "edible" in the house turned out well:

[measures are approximate, tweak at will. and if you do, you know, tweak, let me know how it turns out]
1 can tuna
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1.5 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 stalk celery, chopped into little pieces
2 baby carrots, chopped into little pieces
juice of half a kind of old lemon (would probably be too much with a fresh lemon)
optional: ginger, to taste

Eat on bread with tomato and lettuce, or if you're like me and have no bread, no tomato, and lettuce that is sketchy like a dark alley in the bad part of town, eat it on Triscuits!
Bored because my roommates abandoned me. Le sigh.

Made tandoori chicken. Still haven't perfected the spice ratio, but I'm getting close. I think I'll try fresh ginger instead of ground next time, and a little less cinnamon.

Watched Hookman, because I wanted to watch a scary movie and it's the closest thing I have in the house. Has anyone else noticed that during the party, oh, about 21:46 on my DVDs, some random dude in a wifebeater and an undone button-down shirt just randomly emerges from the dancing people, intentionally bumps shoulders with Sam, and then totally gives him a "Wanna fuck?" face. And then a few seconds later, when Sam's walking away, the random dude sort of sneers at him, like, "You wanna be like that? Fine. See if I care." Hehe. This show is so not subtle.
Don't get me wrong here--I love Marvell and Donne and Herbert beyond the telling of it, but there's only so much a girl can take in an evening of studying.

On the plus side, I made what amounts to a liquid fire cookie.

2 Servings:

Boil enough water to cover the bottom of a small saucepan about 1/4 inch deep
Add 1/4 cup cocoa, stir with whisk until completely dissolved.
Add 1/4 cup sugar, keep stirring
Add desired amount of milk (for two of our mugs, it was about 3 cups)
Keep stirring with whisk. Seriously. This part is important.
Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and about 3/4 tsp. orange extract
Add powdered cayenne, to taste, keep stirring until the mixture boils and then remove immediately from heat
Serve, enjoy.



May 2010



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