I haven’t posted in a while because frankly my diet has been in a sad state of affairs. I moved out of my apartment on July 15th and was forced to couch-surf (can you say college?) for a solid two weeks until I unpacked permanently in my new house.
Couch-surfing unfortunately does not allow for one to be extravagant with grocery purchases. I ate tuna salad more times than I’m willing to disclose.
I permanently escaped the clutches of homelessness a couple weeks ago when I moved into #BinksHouse, but the struggle isn’t over:
The house has no wifi.
This would be highly unfortunate for your average person, but if you know me at all, you know that I am frighteningly attached to my iPhone. I use half of my phone battery on Snapchat. I rarely feel more accomplished than when I get a RT. I got through all five seasons of Friday Night Lights in a couple weeks.
I am fiercely addicted to the Internet.
In case you’re currently thinking “Well use 4G ya bozo!” you should know that every month I use half of the 10GB of data intended for four members of my family. So imagine how much worse that’s going to be this month? Yikes.
But I digress. Gaining a fridge and losing the ability to binge-watch Netflix means that I’m spending exponentially more time on Pinterest, reading NYT Cooking emails, and of course, watching Tasty videos.
My Pinterest Food board is a work of art. I don’t even want to think about let alone admit how many hours I’ve spent pinning recipes.
I follow and check Tasty, Proper Tasty, Tasty Demais, Tasty Miam, Bien Tasty, and Tasty Japan religiously.
I look forward to every morning around 10:15 when the “What to cook tonight” email blast hits my inbox.
But I’m a recipe tease. I’m never going to make any of those recipes, reasons being:
- I have self-diagnosed recipe ADD where I just can’t follow directions because I get bored by them and would rather fumble through something solo.
- I have a tendency to add things even to frozen dinners because I for some reason think I can make them better. This is not always the case…don’t ask my family about the time I killed everyone by adding chipotle peppers to a soup recipe and it just a bit too spicy.
- I’m lazy and broke.
With all of that being said, I’m sure I’ve got many hours of pinning ahead of me. I’m not likely stop compulsively watching Tasty vids. I will continue to take time out of my busy intern mornings to see what Sam Sifton wants me to cook this week.
I’d also finally like to take a moment to congratulate anyone who doesn’t relinquish these recipes to a graveyard (lookin’ at all of you in the Tasty Facebook comment threads.)
Side note: does anyone have a great tuna salad recipe? Nevermind, I wouldn’t use it anyway.