Being a stressed out, busy student with upcoming finals, a weakling wallet and still an incessant appetite inevitably results in the triple bind, being stuck between a rock, a hard place, and a dangerous killer tiger. Here is what I mean: the tightening wallet means you do not want to spend money eating out, but finals dictate that every waking minute of your life must be spend at FSM or some other cafe studying, and yet regardless of how many tests you have coming up, a girl has still got to eat. Right?
It's like a three legged stool! (HAAAAA, health policy jokes for the WIN).
Anyway, the triple bind was growing so out of control that it was becoming its own separate stress factor that I decided I did not need on top of everything else. So I finally buckled down and decided to cook again. The bag of beans about to go bad and perhaps a slight twinge of procrastination may have also played a role. Nevertheless, I finally decided to cook for myself.
My Si Ji Dou turned out great for my first time! I changed it from the way my parents always make it by substituting meat with onions and ground peanuts.
Willingness to make again: 10