Today is one of those days where I felt like I wasn’t really present. Like I had a two second delay in response to everything around me. I’m not quite sure why I felt so uninspired but this translated into not wanting to spend too much time on suhoor.
The previous two mornings I had eggs. This morning I went with oats with dates in them. Confession: They were instant oats (I added chopped up medjool dates to them) and not the good-for-you kind that you cook on the stove. But they went down okay and served their purpose – sustaining me until iftar.
This feeling of not being fully present carried on throughout the day. It was like I was floating on the outside of what was happening around me. Has this ever happened to you? I feel like I should have got more sleep or something.
Because of feeling so out of sorts I wasn’t really in the mood for anything specific for iftar. There was soup again – perfect for this cold weather. Alongside the soup we had some salticrax topped with hummus and cream cheese.
For after eshai, I made my favourite thing. Grilled cheese sandwiches. To the white gouda I added garlic-braised mushrooms and rosa tomatoes. There is something about the simplicity of this meal that always brings me joy. I also had a mug of Milo. It’s really cold after all.
I’m just happy to be typing this from bed because it’s means sleep is about to happen.
Tell me about your menu tonight in the comments section below.