I got a great bunch of produce today! Every week when I pick it up, I wonder how I’m ever going to finish all that produce. And most of the time, I manage to run out just before it’s time to get my next batch. Starting next week, my friend and I are splitting it three ways with another friend (and moving up to the larger box). So it’ll be interesting to see if we get more produce, or the same quantity and different types of things. (Maybe that’s just interesting to me, now that I type it out lol).
- Bok Choy
- Strawberries (two containers! Lovely)
Tonight, I decided to make Pad Thai, or a healthy version of it, for dinner tonight. I was inspired by two Food Network recipes for Pad Thai (from Emeril and Alton Brown) and the result was pretty good! I need to tweak the recipe a little to include what I actually ended up doing, so I’ll post the finished recipe soon.
I marinated some tofu and a chicken breast all day in a soy sauce/ground ginger/sesame oil/garlic marinade, and both the tofu and the chicken was really flavorful.
I was SUCH a spaz when cooking, and I have the messy kitchen to prove it. When I am experimenting with a new meal, I get so stressed out sometimes. I find it always takes me longer than I anticipate, which means a late dinner, or my timing with my side dishes is off, etc. The end result tonight was very tasty, but Mitch might have told me I wasn’t allowed to cook new things anymore because I get so stressed out. “You enjoy cooking,” he said, “so it shouldn’t make you such a freak.” (I paraphrase) He pointed out that worse comes to worse, we won’t like it, but that’s why there’s canned soup and Papa John’s (not at the same time, of course).
I think it’s because I enjoy cooking (and eating!) that I get so concerned that it won’t be good. After I’ve made something once, I’m ok, but as much as I like experimenting in the kitchen (hello, I started a blog about it!) I get anxiety (and maybe I get cranky too) while actually preparing the meal.
Is there anyone else out there who gets like that (spazzy/snippy) when cooking a new meal or when the timing doesn’t go how you planned it? No? It’s just me? Well, how should I get over it? Thanks team!
This week went by fast! My “plan” is to wake up early to run instead of my original plan of running after work. I am not amped about running in the dark…but there might be a Snuggie Bar Crawl tomorrow night in San Diego, and c’mon, if that’s not some prime people-watching, I don’t know what is!
Happy Friday Eve!