After this morning’s race, I had a bagel with cream cheese and almond milk latte from Whole Foods and then spent the afternoon cleaning up my apartment and relaxing.
Tina’s hotel was doing the free happy hour again, so I met her for a glass of wine before dashing out to Whole Foods to pick up ingredients for dinner with Tina, Ali, Gabriela and a quick visit with Heather. I used to be really nervous to cook for other people. I thought I was a terrible cook and my friends would go home and talk to each other about how crappy my cooking was.
I’ve gotten over that recently and now enjoy cooking for people. I’ve learned a lot more about cooking and I can take pride in it now. But cooking for other people that blog about food is a little nerve-wracking, still. So I kept things simple.
On the menu tonight:
Cheese–Dubliner and Jarlsberg.
A baguette stuck in the oven with some olive oil and sea salt
A salad, courtesy of Gabriela.
And the main course: whole wheat shells, spinach and turkey sausage. I’d wanted to make this orecchiette with broccoli rabe, but Whole Foods was out of broccoli rabe, so I found this recipe with substitutions. (Gabriela’s version had tofurkey sausage.)
Ali, me and Bailey.
I love blog friends, and I love sleep. I think I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.