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Alethea & Athena
17th-Apr-2017 09:37 pm
For the third non-Sunday in a row, we got to play Kamigami no Asobi! Woohoo! I thought maybe we should post about what we've done so far in Thor's story before we went on, but then I was like, "I don't think anything even really happened..." So I decided it might be better to get at least one ending first. I don't know if that's true, but we'll see.

We also opened up this month's Yume Twins box, and now we officially have a bento box! Tadah! It's two tiered, so if we want to take a small snack with us somewhere, we can share it! So now I like to imagine making cute little lunches to take to Disneyland. But of course we are nowhere near domestic enough to do that. If we had a rice cooker, we probably wouldn't even bother making an all rice lunch. That's how lazy we are when it comes to food.

But! we do have an idea that we really like and would like to put into practice someday when we're not overworked all the time. Athena came up with it when we were considering what to do if we had to stop eating tomatoes. For anyone who was wondering about the tomato allergy scare, we decided it was probably nothing, and we've been eating pizza almost like normal for weeks now. Ha, ha, ha. What? It has all the food groups! Or close enough, anyway.

I think I am really for real allergic to latex, though. Last month, the orthodontist decided to put more brackets on my molars, so his hands were in my mouth for longer than usual and my lips were burning afterward. Then I remembered that when he first put the braces on my lips were burning, too. My theory is that when I had my wisdom teeth out, my body hated it so much it decided to treat latex as a threat.

But oh yeah, I was talking about Athena's idea! We realized, also thanks to pizza (or Pizza Hut, to be specific, with their crust flavors), that we're a lot more willing to try new flavors if they come in the form of bread. That's how we learned that we really just don't enjoy curry (sorry, curry lovers! more for you!). Around that same time, Dictionary.com's word of the day was "panivore," which is an eater of bread. And we were like, "Hey, that's us!" And what with all the Italian ice we've been eating, Athena had this idea that maybe if we pureed fruit and made it into bread, we could get more fruit in our diet and actually enjoy eating it. (But not banana bread. We don't like banana bread.) So one day, we may actually look up recipes for, like, strawberry bread and peach bread and then once we get the hang of it, we'll make up our own flavors of bread! And maybe we'll make it up into cute shapes to put in our cute My Melody bento box.

Today I'm thankful for finishing our work quota without too much trouble again, getting to play KamiAso again, dreams of strawberry bread, having a cute My Melody bento box (it came with chopsticks! if only we were capable of using chopsticks!), and the super yummy chocolate lover's cookies we had for a snack today.
19th-Apr-2017 12:37 am (UTC)
How about melon bread, as seen in various manga? If it really contains melon, that should qualify. Although I always got the impression that melon bread was more like a sort of loaf-shaped Pop Tart with melon flavoring in the middle, rather than actual bread made using melon instead of wheat or whatever. So it would probably be more complicated to make from scratch than the sort of strawberry-puree bread you hypothetically came up with.
19th-Apr-2017 01:31 am (UTC)
Haha, no, melon bread is actually more like a cookie, and gets its name from its shape, not its flavor. Although, the first time we had melon bread, it was at a fancy place, and it was honey melon bread, which did have a filling of honey and melon. Unfortunately, we were still too freaked out from being on our first trip overseas to be able to enjoy it.

But yeah, we probably could make melon-flavored bread. I hate real melon, but the melon flavor is alright.
19th-Apr-2017 02:02 am (UTC)
If you ask your orthodontist, do they have latex-free gloves they can use? It seems like a not-totally-uncommon allergy, so they ought to be prepared...?

On a more pleasant subject, I was looking up macarons tonight because I have delusions of finding time and equipment to make such things (anyway, the delusions save me from the temptation of buying macarons that cost $2 each because that's ridiculous), and my housemate suggested strawberry ones so I looked for a recipe. The one I found suggested using freeze-dried strawberries that the person ground up into a powder to flavour the outer macaron shell, and maybe that's applicable to your someday-bread ideas? At least, powdered fruit probably would be easier to integrate into the dough than a puree or chunks of fruit without changing the texture or moisture level, and it would flavour the bread more consistently.
19th-Apr-2017 01:24 pm (UTC)
I know that Gaston's dad (also a dentist) never uses latex anymore because so far nobody is allergic to the alternative. I haven't bothered asking because I'm not sure who I would need to ask, and it isn't something that tends to just come up. Also, with the orthodontist, it's usually so quick that the effects are hardly noticeable. It's just something I'm keeping in mind for when it does come up or need to come up.

Seriously, about $2 macarons. I mean, they're good, but what is it about them that justifies two whole dollars per cookie? (Not that we haven't paid that on multiple occasions... I'm not sure if it's better or worse than a four dollar churro.) No worries about the bread; we have so little by way of cooking knowledge and skill that we wouldn't dream of experimenting. We'll find a recipe for strawberry bread and see what it tells us to use.
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