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Dear Beer and Pizza, I still love you.

May 2, 2011 by Laura

Last week sort of sucked. In the middle of the suckiness of it all, I decided that I didn’t want to cook or eat another goddamned leaf. I sent Dale out to the snooty market up the road for a wood-fired oven-baked wild mushroom and smoked mozzarella pizza (to be more accurate, I asked him nicely if he would please go pick up said pizza). Oh my god it was good, especially with my beloved Lagunitas IPA. I love pizza. I love beer. Oddly enough, I did not gain 15 pounds. I am however stuck at my current weight. I am blaming the pizza and beer, rather than my lack of exercise.

Rather than go on about all the healthy things I’ve eaten lately, I’ll tell you all the devil-incarnate snacks I’ve managed to turn down: Boston cream pie, chocolate peanut butter cupcake, everything else in the Starbucks case, chicharrones, Aussie bites, more pizza, more beer. Not that I’ve been keeping track.

I think the intrusion of sucky life events and maybe the Giants’ slump has left me feeling a little blah. I don’t really feel like cooking. I feel like lying on my back in the middle of the yard with a beer. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

Also, it’s time to get the garden going, and every year I look out at the beds and feel overcome with gopher anxiety. I literally dread putting seeds in the ground. If you have ever watched an entire cornstalk disappear into a hole or looked at a completely wilted chard plant that was perfectly perky 3 hours earlier, then you know what I’m talking about. I feel like I am consigning these poor innocent starts to death by rapacious rodent.

So, I am trying to figure out what to cook for dinner tonight. It’s going to have to include spinach, because I bought too much last week. Salmon? Quinoa? Take out?

Spinach pizza?





  1. Anonymous says:

    Had similar cravings and gave into them, too. Only . . . our pizza had mushrooms, anchovies, garlic and spinach, and asiago cheese. Yum. This really helps to take away the blues for whatever reason.

  2. Dale says:

    I believe I detect baked salmon with some kind of sauteed spinach dish. I can’t wait.

  3. rtraum says:

    Tonight’s dinner at our house uses spinach…I did a simple fava bean puréed soup (spinach stems, chicken stock, celery root, etc.) and spinach salad with apples, beets, avocado. mmmmmm soup.

  4. Craig says:

    Kill the gopher. Gut the gopher. Skin the gopher. Cook the gopher. Eat the gopher.

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