So, scratch my veggie burger plan tonight. I was very distressed to find out that I must have accidentally not closed my freezer door all the way last night before school and didn’t find out about it until today before I left to go to work, looking for the frozen juice box I use for my ice pack. EVERYTHING was defrosted and warm. Everything. I had to throw basically it all away, save for some nuts and frozen fruit that immediately froze back up again once I slammed the door shut. You really cannot defrost certain items (protein rich foods such as tofu and frozen dinners) and then freeze them again. It’s not exactly food-safe. So…I lost basically everything out of the freezer and am quite sad about it.
Plan B. Leftover mushroom gravy from VwaV that I made Sunday night. Normally I don’t really like to stretch leftovers this long but it had to be done. I used the last of a bag of whole wheat shells with some reheated sauce and it was quite good but a pretty small amount. The shells left in the box were probably a correct serving size but it just seemed like a tiny amount! So, I had some carrots and cucumber slices drizzled with Woodstock dressing and ended my meal with a pear. I’m also bringing a sugar-less cookie with me to school later for a mid-practical snack.
For my practical tonight I am making creme brulee and the Paris Brest that I made last night. None of it is really that difficult but the Paris Brest involves making numerous things and then putting it all together…I have to make pate a choux, praline pastry cream and chantilly cream then pipe it out, bake it, cool it and fill it with the cream. It’s sort of a time consuming process. I’m hoping it won’t be that late of a night though because I’ve felt sort of worn out all day and would love nothing more to get in my pjs and call it a night! I need to get a good nights sleep tonight because this weekend brings nothing but parties and cookouts 🙂