Thursday, January 14, 2010

Making Time for the Kitchen

by Meghann on January 14, 2010

Has this week been dragging for anyone else? Thank God tomorrow is Friday! 🙂

Work was just as tedious this afternoon as it was this morning, but luckily I was able to keep my head from making contact with the keyboard.

Another double shot of tea and nibbling on my container of dried fruit all afternoon did the trick.

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The idea for tonight’s dinner actually popped in my head Monday and I have been patiently waiting for a night to put the idea to the test.

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Monday night I was exhausted, Tuesday night I had my massage, and last night I drove to the other side of Orlando to pick Maddie up.

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Finally tonight it was nice to come home with no plans and have the time and energy to experiment in the kitchen. I love experimenting in the kitchen. Some people unwind in front of the tv, I unwind in front of the stove top.

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Unfortunately my recipe for Lentil and Rice Stuffed Cabbage wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for.

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I still believe the idea was a good one, but the execution wasn’t quite right.

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I’ll spare you the recipe, but I basically stuffed cabbage leave with a pre-cooked mix of lentils, tomato sauce, rice, onions, mushrooms, and spice then baked it at 350 for 15 minutes.

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It was missing something. More spice? More sauce? Softer cabbage? hmm… something to consider for next time.

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On the side I had some roasted rutabaga nuggets.

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Dessert was peppermint ice cream with a crumbled joe-joe on top.

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Nom Nom Nom Nom

Can you spot the latest addition to my wall of racing paraphernalia?

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I’ll give you a hint.

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That’s right I finally got around to framing my bib and medal from the Disney Marathon.

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I love how the frames make my marathon accomplishments stand out among my other achievements.

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(Yes, I know the disney frame is tad crooked, but after 20 minutes of frustration I decided a little crooked was just fine. 😉 )

I’m a nerd and proud of it!

The faster I get to bed, the faster the weekend will be here! Yipee!!!

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