Archive | 11:23 pm

The longest I have ever taken to eat a Clif Bar

24 May

The last thing I ate before my accident was about 90% of an Iced Gingerbread Clif Bar. I had purchased 30 of the seasonal flavor Clif Bars at the Grocery Outlet the day before (for $0.59 each), and I brought one along for my ride. I ate most of it at the first regroup, about five miles before my accident. The remaining 10% survived the accident, so I put it in my freezer with the rest of my perishable foods.

This afternoon, seven weeks and a few hours after I opened the Clif Bar, I removed the little remaining piece from the freezer and left it out for a few hours to allow it to thaw. After thawing, it was hard enough that I didn’t want to bite into it directly, so I broke it into small pieces, which I allowed to soften in my mouth before chewing. I think it was a little bit harder than a normal Clif Bar, but it tasted fine.

Advertisements

The almost normal diet

24 May

My diet has been pretty much normal for the last few days. There are still things I can’t eat, but these things are few enough that I don’t really notice them.

Yesterday, I made a Tofu Kale Stir-fry which has been good except that I was too lazy to devein my kale, so it is a bit chewier than I would like my jaw to have to handle. I’ve also eaten various vegetables, some udon noodles, some seitan, and I haven’t had a problem with any of it.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the way the food I froze after the accident has turned out. I’ve had a couple of sandwiches on the bread I threw in the freezer, and I can’t even tell that the bread has been frozen. I’ve left the Chickpea Cutlets in the freezer, though. I’m guessing those are still too hard.

%d bloggers like this: