I have again spent all my $150 for the week, but I got everything that I needed - or so I thought.
Tonight I made up a large quinoa salad with my fresh grape tomatoes and the black beans that I soaked and cooked. I'd give you the recipe, but I promised no quinoa recipes. Suffice to say it's rather good and makes a huge salad. We munch on it all week for lunches and snacks. So here's why it sucks.
I ate it for a quick dinner and it tasted funny. I thought that I had put too much lime zest in it and it had made it bitter. I thought "Great! No one else is going to eat this. Its awful."
Then I decided that I would use up some of the left over vegetables I had sitting around and throw together another salad - a marinaded salad of sorts with a homemade Italian dressing. I whisk together a dressing and give it a taste (thankfully) before pouring over the veggies. Bitter?? What? I make up another batch using a different vinegar. Bitter again. I am soooooo slow. Is it the Olive Oil? No. I just bought it. I've never had Olive Oil go rancid on me before. I use it up so fast. I open the bottle and taste a bit. Sure enough. Bitter.
I am so ticked. I've ruined several days worth of lunches, four freakin' limes, grape tomatoes a bunch of cilantro, three cups of quinoa and an avocado. Ticked doesn't even begin to describe it. And I feel sick. I'm sure it psychological but still. There's no money in the budget to replace the bottle. What am I to do?
Pffft. I say. Pffft.