Sunday, November 21, 2021

Fuelling the Muse

Share your favorite writing snack or drink – one that gets you moving when you're stuck or allows you to relax after a time spent “butt in chair."

Brenda Chapman

I have to think about this one since I type away at my keyboard at all times of the day and night. I don't usually eat or drink while I'm working unless it's a cup of coffee or glass of water at my elbow.

My day normally starts with two cups of coffee and a bowl of plain yoghurt with a handful of defrosted blueberries and raspberries. That's it until lunch when I often eat a sandwich (favourite tomato, cheese and mayo, toasted on brown), some fruit, and cookies or other baking if I've gotten around to it. I also drink a glass of Kombucha, favourite flavours being ginger or pumpkin spice.

Around two o'clock, I might have a snack -- popcorn has been my go-to for a long stretch, but I also love a good, crisp apple.

On toward four o'clock is relax with my husband and often neighbours time. Red wine is a favourite choice, but often I drink soda or tonic water. I'm not a beer drinker, but my husband had me try a lemon-hibiscus beer from a local craft brewer, and I quite like the taste. I'll drink half a can and store the other half in the fridge for the next day, much to his disbelief.

My daily snacks:-)

Supper is the more exciting meal of the day, and I have several go-to recipes. My favourite lately has been chicken fajitas with fried onions and green peppers and homemade guacamole. We started buying food kits for two meals a week from Chef's Plate a few months ago, and have been pleased with most of our choices, especially the Greek and Moroccan chicken dishes. Such a relief not to have to come up with two meals a week and to have some flavour variety.

Rereading the question and looking at my consumption habits, I'm not into using food and drink as rewards per se. I like to keep my energy up, eat healthy with a treat or two now and then whether I've spent the day at the keyboard or not. 



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Susan C Shea said...

You either have a lot more willpower than I do or you are a saint! I like everything you eat and often eat the same way except that I add cookies, chocolate-covered raisins, nuts, and/or ice cream in between those virtuous meals!