Yeaaah, I’m on a cooking roll!!
I made another awesome dinner tonight, I was very proud again 😀
AND I did a whole load of revision note writing up, it was pretty productive. Don’t you love productive afternoons!? It’s so much easier to work when I’m at [my real] home too – I can spread out all my notes:
I can’t do that at uni – my desk is barely big enough to hold my laptop, let alone a whole bunch of papers too :s
However, it was kinda sad that THAT’S what I spent my Valentine’s day doing, especially after I read Kristin’s blog (iowagirleats.com) – her mum put on this massive waffle brunch with millions of toppings and it was amazing! I love how much of a big deal the USA makes out of holidays. It’s just one more thing to add to my list of Reasons I Want to Move to America!! Firstly though, I need to find a nice American husband…any takers!? I’d make a top notch wife :p
OH – And I read a weird story in the paper today – a NINE year old girl threw a tantrum in her school in Florida – so the police were called and they handcuffed her and took her to an ADULT mental health facility!! Apparently she’s too traumatised to return to school….I don’t blame her! I just thought I’d share that gem with y’all 🙂
Onto das fud:
I snacked on 1/2 a Trek bar (they have 11g of protein and I wasn’t hungry – I did not need a full bar!):
They’re so natural and delicious and amazing (and vegan & raw, randomly):
I also had a fabby hot chocolate out of my Valentine’s special mug :p
Dinner was super cool – I roasted up some squash and parsnip with cinnamon and set aside. Meanwhile, I got 1/3cup dry weight of durum wheat (LOVE that stuff!!) and mixed it with cinnamon, cumin and a squeeze of tomato puree, and cooked it in stock (about 1 cups’ worth):
Meanwhile (again – I must have about 4 arms to do all this at the same time :p), I fried 2 shallots and some garlic for a minute or so, then added in a chicken breast:
It took forever to cook, but when it was eventually done, I transferred it into some foil to keep warm, and poured the leftover jucies back into the pan, along with the onion/garlic, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and about 1/6th cup stock:
While it was reducing, I stirred the cooked veggies into the durum wheat so it was all mixed together, then plated it all up, and poured the reduced balsamic sauce thing over the chicken:
IT WAS GOOD!! Wowzer.
The balsamic onion sauce glaze thing was PERFECT today – exactly the right consistency and sweetness and…just mouthgasmic!!
I need to name this recipe so I can add it to my recipe list – any suggestions? Durum Wheat Balsamic Good Chicken Mess Thing doesn’t really have much of a ring to it….
For my evening snack, I had some fromage frais, a hot chocolate and another brownie 😛 This time I blasted it in the microwave and, if at all possible, it was even better! It had the old crusty-outside-gooey-inside thing going on 😀
So dreamy 🙂
You know what is screaming my name right now?
Desperate Housewives Part II!! I watch the first 17mins while I ate and drank my evening snack, so now I can watch the next installment 🙂 I’m trying to draw it out, seeing as I only have 7.5episodes left..I don’t want it to end!
Goodnight everyone and happy Valentine’s 🙂