This cannot go on, so I've booked myself a plane ticket out of the country tomorrow morning. My flight leaves at 9:45 am.
Here's a recipe that I used to distract myself until I finally gave in at midnight and raced to the store:
Beet Greens Paneer
-1 tbsp butter
-greens from a bushy bunch of beets
-one half onion
-3 oz tomato paste (half the tiny can)
-8 oz full-fat cottage cheese (half a pint)
-1 tbsp garam masala (if the grocery doesn't have it, check your local Indian/Pakistani store or Hop'n'Shop)
-1 tsp ground cumin
-1 tsp chili powder
-rice to serve it over, if you like
Sautee the half onion (chopped) in butter. Add washed and chopped (half-inch or so bits) beet greens. There should be about two pints of loosely packed greens from a typical bunch of three good size beets.
Cook beet greens and onions until the greens soften. Add cottage cheese and tomato paste and fold the ingredients in a skillet until they mix well. Cook about ten to twenty minutes over medium heat until the creamy liquid begins to just start to thicken.
Add the spices, fold them into the greens mixture, and serve over rice.
Feeds two. It's green and red for the holidays and it's spicy, so kids love it.
Okay, save that recipe. It's insanely good. And it's full of vitamins and protein liek woah.
But four hours later, don't give in to your basest impulses and rush out for more eggnog like I did. You don't want to have to flee the country.