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Midnight Dinner…

October 9, 2008

My eating schedule is all wacky from working so late, so this is what I’ve been eating if I get home & am starving.  It’s an onion-poppyseed bagel with Tofutti cream cheese, smoked Tofurky, sprouts & tomatoes.  Pretty much heaven!

I also re-read a book that I haven’t read in sooo long!

19.)  A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

For some reason, it seemed super religious to me this time around, but wasn’t gaggy.  At least I wasn’t as shocked as when I re-read Narnia!  I was way too young to notice the Christian subtext the first time around, so I thought it was such an awesome book that appreciated animals’ intelligence & agency.  Um, no.

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  1. October 9, 2008 12:37 pm

    That sammie looks so freaking good!
    I re-read “A Wrinkle” when I was in undergrad – like you, as a kid I wasn’t conscious of all the dogma. I loved that book!

  2. October 9, 2008 1:39 pm

    you’ve got me cravin bagels 🙂

  3. October 9, 2008 1:52 pm

    Yum! Are those onion sprouts? I love them.

  4. October 9, 2008 2:09 pm

    You are right, that sandwich does look like heaven! Great photo!

  5. Courtney permalink
    October 9, 2008 3:03 pm

    Awwww….I used to LOVE Madeleine L’Engle books, including “A Wrinkle in TIme.” I may have to re-read it myself!


  6. October 9, 2008 4:38 pm

    You’ve even managed to make sliced tofurkey look divine! And I am so impressed by all the reading you do–I miss having time to read literature!

  7. October 9, 2008 5:40 pm

    I love bagels with lots of veggies on ’em. Park Ave. Cafe does a good hummus bagel with veggies that I eat for lunch about once a week.

    I haven’t read AWinT or the LW&W books, but I’ve heard people talk about it a lot. It’s funny how you can see a book so differently as you age and develop… this year we’re reading a chapter book before naptime in the classroom, and I have been shocked a few times by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Willy Wonka called Mike Teavee’s dad an intolerable ass today! I changed it to guy. There was also a whole paragraph about the butterscotch and gin room…
    I’m a huge fan of the Ender series, and didn’t find out until after reading it that Orson Scott Card is Mormon. It’s full of moral issues, but more philosophical that religious, I thought. I wonder if I would see that differently if I reread them.

  8. October 9, 2008 5:47 pm

    You are so talented at your photos! This looks scrumptious.

  9. October 9, 2008 7:45 pm

    shellyfish—It’s still good! I don’t think it’s shudder-inducing, so that’s a plus.


    mihl—I wish! That would have been even better!

    Jessica—Thank you!

    Courtney–I’ll have to read some of her other books!

    Ricki—Thank you, dear! I think I read so much because of all the bus riding I do to get around. When I’m home & have spare time, I mostly blob out on the internet!

    Chelsea—Oh cool, my friend used to work at Park Avenue, but now she works at FFT w/me!

    I used to work at a preschool years ago & read Charlie to the kids in the summer session. I “edited” it as I went along as well. It also seemed extremely cruel in places. It made me sad. I didn’t know that Card is a Mormon! Interesting.

    Lisa—Thank you so much! You are too, you know! :o)

  10. Celine permalink
    October 9, 2008 8:44 pm

    it’s like taking a nosedive into the most delicious-looking sandwich that ever graced the planet. oh yeeeeeeeeeeah!

  11. veganshane permalink
    October 10, 2008 9:43 am

    Oooooo that looks so tasty!!!

  12. Vegannifer permalink
    October 10, 2008 10:41 am

    That is pretty much a perfect bagel sandwich.

    I loved A Wrinkle in Time when I was younger. I probably read it 4 or 5 times. I’ll have to reread it again and see if I pick up on the religiousness of it this time around.

  13. October 10, 2008 2:31 pm

    that sandwich combo looks and sounds great! it looks so refreshing 😀

  14. October 10, 2008 5:23 pm

    I love a Wrinkle in Time! Such a good series! And the sandwich looks like a much better midnight snack than what I pull out of my cupboard… 🙂

  15. October 10, 2008 6:09 pm

    bagel sammiches make my day!

  16. October 10, 2008 11:40 pm

    I have not had a bagel in like forever and I love that book. I love all of Madeleine L’Engle’s books.

  17. Heather permalink
    October 11, 2008 3:53 am

    Wow, that sammielooks amazing! I love sprouts and on a bagel? Genius!

  18. October 11, 2008 7:18 am

    That sure looks absolutely delicious. I love Tofutti cream cheese too. And that bagel looks divine.

  19. October 13, 2008 9:19 am

    Yum, bagel sandwiches are such a good meal. I used to be obsessed with a Wrinkle in Time.

  20. October 14, 2008 10:44 am


    veganshane—Thank ya!

    Vegannifer—I think I’m really cynical when it comes to religion (understatement of the year!), so I’d love to hear your opinion next time you read it.

    Tofufreak—It was. :o)

    Jes—Yeah, I don’t photograph my more shameful midnight snacks with good reason!

    alaina—Me too!

    sheree—Yay for bagels & Madeleine!

    Heather—I think it was the first time I’ve put sprouts on a bagel, but definitely not the last!

    Vaishali—Thank you. Tofutti is a lifesaver. :o)

    kimmykokonut—Yes they are!

  21. October 15, 2008 5:38 am

    Bagels, tofurkey, and cream cheese is exactly what I need around the house. Lately I have been getting home from work late or otherwise and don’t want to make dinner and this would be perfect! Yet another thing I am going to add to my grocery list for Friday!

  22. October 15, 2008 4:57 pm

    VeganFabulous—I hear ya. Sometimes you just need some easily whipped together options. Real cooking is fun, but only if you have the luxury of time! :o)

  23. October 15, 2008 5:49 pm

    Its funny that you mention A wrinkle in Time – I just saw it yesterday in Target and halfway thought of picking it up and reading it again. I hadn’t read it since 6th grade!

    The bagel looks awesome – think I will have to pick some up sometime.

    I’m not much on religious agendas in my fantasy and sci-fi fiction these days.

  24. October 15, 2008 6:25 pm

    THAT looks like a delicious emergency dinner! i have done that several times, but never photographed it so beautifully!

  25. October 19, 2008 9:28 am

    Yeah, I couldn’t even stomach Narnia books at the ripe and innocent age of 8… I had that feeling, you know, like, “oh man, this is about God, isn’t it…” But Wrinkle in Time will ALWAYS be a classic, in my opinion.

    You should also go back and read Matilda…. it made me bawl my eyes out when I read it last summer!

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