Second of all, I want to point out that I did not have the energy to cook while I was sick! I made that loaf before I got sick in the first place, and the only thing I contributed to the spring roll meal was the beans (which is just putting stuff in a pot and letting it simmer). Same with last night... I only made one component of the meal, because again, I felt icky. Michael is the hero here! I think some of you think I'm superwoman or something, haha... No, I can't do anything while I'm sick.
Anyway, as of today, I feel a lot better. Still kind of blah, but I'm not achey, which is AWESOME. I can deal with sinus congestion when my body doesn't hurt. And my throat is less sore. Yay! I attribute it 100% to chocolate, oats, and nachos. They cured me. When I got home yesterday, Michael had made me some bars! They were oaty and chocolatey and peanut buttery and so so so so good. I think he got the recipe from food network, but he changed it around a lot. The peanut butter at the top was the best...it reminded me of Reese's cups. Oh..I miss those sometimes. But these were way better!
just look. look at it!
He also, per my request, made up some hot chocolate. I sent him the recipe via text message: soy milk, cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract. It was so good. SO good. I might make some here in a minute, actually. I haven't had good hot chocolate in a long time, and it was perfectly hot and sweet and wonderful.
We decided to make nachos for dinner. This is a relatively easy thing for us to whip up. Michael makes the 'meat' and beans and chops the veggies, I usually make the guacamole and cheeze sauce. It took me too long to make the sauce last night though (I was dragging pretty bad), so he made the guac. And it was better than mine. Yeah, I said it. He did an awesome job.
mound of perfection
Anyway, chips piled high with tvp, corn, refried beans, olives, lettuce, scallions, cheeze (spicy style), salsa and guacamole is a sickness cure. Who knew? I went to bed after not even finishing my plate and woke up feeling refreshed.
The moral of this story is, first of all, find someone to take care of you when you are sick. Then, have them make you chocolatey things and nachos. You'll be better in no time!
By the way, I only got 1 suggestion for a Halloween costume! Come on, guys. I really have no idea what to go as! You have until tomorrow at like...8 pm to think of a costume that I will wear to a party for like an hour. It's cold, here so... no skimpy slutsuits, please! Tell you what. I'll up the ante a little bit. The winner of my Halloween Costume Idea Contest will receive a box of cookies from me. How's that for incentive? Now lets get those ideas flowing, ok?