So after buying all that food yesterday, obviously I had to cook it, since waiting for my handsome personal chef to materialize and cook for me didn’t work. That and up until now, Eat in More Month has been sort of a fail. I got busy and totally fell off track, but I’m still trying to eat in more.
I’ve been going nonstop since I started my new job just after Thanksgiving, so I deliberately didn’t plan anything this weekend so that I could have time to just chill out. There were a few points this weekend I got a little bored, but I’ve mostly been happy to just snuggle with my sweet little dog on my couch and catch up on cooking and life.
I went to a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade last night with Eileen. We saw a bunch of comics, but Ophira Eisenberg was my favorite. After her, every other comic just seemed like they were reaching for jokes. The show was in a theater, not a club which was different from every other comedy show I’d ever been to, but a nice change. While I certainly have no problem having two drinks in a row, it was nice to not have a two-drink minimum of crappy overpriced drinks.
They turned out kind of dense, and definitely tasted healthy.
The next thing I made today was this chickpea, avocado and kale salad. I’d found it on Pinterest a while ago, and remembered it today when I had a bunch of kale. I made it incredibly lazily–just the kale, chickpeas, guacamole and a few shakes of red pepper and a squeeze of lemon. It was still pretty tasty, and it actually filled me up and didn’t bother my stomach–which are two things salad never does.
I’d bought some butternut squash yesterday, and was going to recreate probably the only recipe I’ve ever written out on this here blog, Butternut Squash and Scallop Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta, but the butternut squash looked a little more difficult to cook/cut than I realized. (I’ve only used the Trader Joe’s pre-cut kind before.) I ended up substituting the butternut squash for just regular squash, and it tasted just fine.
What about you? Cook anything good this weekend?