Tonight I went on the first blind date I have been on in approximately 4 years I reckon (I’m not counting the George Clooney lookalike as he was a friend of Ava’s and therefore had a personal recommendation). Surprisingly, it was a highly enjoyable experience. I really liked the guy, he was good looking, lovely smile, good company but alas, no real spark for me. So now I am faced with the horrible task of sending him an email saying, “good but no cigar.” Hmm. I’d better do it quick as he seemed keen on seeing me again. I’ve got another one to meet tomorrow. These two were my only bites from a month on Guardian Soulmates (or Guardian Bangmates as Jim insists on calling it). £30 for two dates, not really value for money methinks. I’ve cancelled my subscription.
It was only a couple of drinks as my date was going to a gig at the Brixton Academy which gave me time to come home and try Joan’s Spinach Salad. YUM! Mind you, anything swimming in bacon fat and vinegar would be yummy in my book. I will have to test it again though as I wasn’t being specific about quantities. Am very pleased though that I have some crispy bacon bits left over which I may sprinkle over my peanut butter on toast for breakfast tomorrow as Joan no doubt would… Um, do you think there is a possibility that this project might be piling some pounds on?!
That’s the question of my life! How do people who eat food like that keep themselves so thin?
I think Joan probably ate just one leaf of her spinach salad, one tiny spoonful of almond soup and a titchy slice of meatloaf for her din dins. Not like me, I usually make enough for two thinking I’ll take half to work next day, then eat the lot!
Joan Crawford used to wilt her spinach just by looking at it.
US comedian Jim Gaffigan says that bacon is like the fairy dust of foods: “How good is bacon? To improve other food, they wrap it in bacon.”
“Bacon: the fairy dust of foods.” SO APT for the Peanut Butter Bouchees and Joan’s little canapes. Love it.