Monday, 20 August 2007

What to eat when you're not cooking

I've been sick. I went straight home after my meeting and went to bed, and have not emerged much since. Jolly old influenza left me fevered, exhausted and definitely not cooking for some time. On the plus side, I've lost a bit of weight... It's funny, when I'm sick I eat stuff that I would not normally touch with a bargepole. Tinned spaghetti, tinned soup, tinned peaches, jelly and supermarket custard. It's funny - I really love the tinned spaghetti when I'm sick. It's hot, slippery and comforting. No troublesome chewing required. The jelly and custard have the same benefits, only cold.

Since I've been on the mend, the diet has got less bland and slippery. I improved slightly with home delivery Vietnamese (chicken soup FTW) and Lean Cuisine frozen pasta dinners. And yesterday I even had Zeffirelli's pizza and salad, and a lot of Haig's dark chocolate raisins. Yum. Haig's is terrific chocolate. I had some Droste dark pastilles as well, and they are bland and soapy in comparison.

I'm not going back to work until Wednesday but I'm hoping to be up and cooking minimally tomorrow, if only simple cheat's style. I need real food. And not just Haig's.

Cooking today: Nothing.

1 comment:

infoaddict said...

Here's hoping you're much better!

I'm also jealous of your having home delivery. I gots NOWT out in t'boonies. S'pose that's why they're called boonies :)

I hope you managed to slip some anchovies into the menu whilst the bloke was away :)

- a random bilby