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Eating. Drinking. Sometimes at home, sometimes on the town.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

latenight dinner antics

last night, i returned home from extended happy hour at around 8pm. i wasn't too hungry. but all week, with ben away in boston for work, i've been plagued by the fact that i bought too much food for the week and need to consume it, lest it be wasted (think of all the starving children in africa, my mom would protest).

so, i'd made a long to do list before going out to happy hour. probably not the wisest plan, but i'm good about over-committing. good news is, two drinks in the system makes even chores seem fun. on my list:
- chop cantaloupe for lunch fruit
- stem & sautee a mélange of mushrooms (shiitake and cremini) with olive oil, white wine, s & p and some butter to finish it off
- use fresh mozzarella before it goes bad: this turned into a simple salad of cut up mozz and multi-hued cherry tomatoes (yellow, orange, and red), dressed with olive oil, SALT & pepper and a touch of balsalmic

all of work i did to save vegetables from the garbage disposal produced great side dished for the rosemary garlic marinated lamb shoulder i'd sautéed in the afternoon to save it from the trash.

wow. this stuff tasted a lot better on my plate (at 9:30pm) than it would have smelled in a landfill.

i don't think the bowl of Target brand Golden Grahams at 10pm was necessary, though. hmmm.


Blogger Bitter Heather said...

Sounds divine! I envy your ability with food. You are an inherent gourmand, dahling.

1:48 PM  

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