Food in Review
In late 2016, i began chronicling every prime-time meal i ate for my friends on Facebook. It was ostensibly to crowdsource new ideas for dinner recipes. My secret agenda, however, was to create some accountability, because my increasingly poor eating habits were in lock-step with my ballooning weight. But not too much accountability… after all, my Facebook “friends” were largely comprised of random grade school chums and tangentially connected people from the video games industry, to which i no longer belonged. It was a safe place to fail.
A few weeks into the experiment, one of my old school friends recommended an electric pressure cooker called the Instant Pot. After hearing about it from her co-worker, my wife had already pegged it as a good Christmas gift idea. We bought the Pot, and it completely transformed our eating habits (and, gloriously, my weight!)
These are the voyages of the Starship Don’t-Be-Such-a-Fatass, in reverse chronological order.
In which maximum effort is applied for minimum value.
Things come undone. The center cannot hold.
Not-real Person #1: When’s he gonna do that thing where he writes about what he ate last week?
Not-real Person #2: Right now!
Into each life some rain must fall. Prepare your hearts for the Empire Strikes Back of Food in Review.
Mundane aspects of other people’s lives described in baroque detail on Facebook? Yes, please!
i know what you’re missing in your life, and i’m here to bring it to you. It’s FOOD IN REVIEW, mothersuppers!
Disappointing ribs, too much cheese, and a pot full of crack.
Find out what we ate this week and hope that it’s somehow entertaining!
Cheryl plays the half-Ukranian cultural card, while i spend two and a half hours on meatloaf.
Post-Christmas purgatory makes for some interesting meals.