Saturday, October 30, 2010

Challenges, and Eating Outside the Box

This weekend, I have given myself a personal challenge: to hunker down, make do with just what I have on hand, and avoid spending money or gas until my one appointment outside the house tomorrow.

As the old saying goes: "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without."

As part of the challenge, I'm working my way through the CSA box and trying to be rather creative with it. Hence I'm soaking some shitake mushrooms (which I too rarely use) in preparation to make Japanese scrambled eggs with shitakes and bok choy for brunch. Yum!

Naturally, I ran out of coffee right after formulating my challenge, but even that's been okay. As it turns out, I have instant espresso powder which I bought long ago for a trip and really need to use up. It's not nearly as good as the Americanos I was drinking in North Beach, but it's not bad either.

Best of all? If I get through the things I need to do today, I've promised myself a nice rummage through all my bath and body treats for an afternoon spa day, which I might not otherwise have considered. As always, the best part of a challenge.

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