Monday, June 24, 2013

No Pants Lunch

Sunday I was hungry around lunch time.

I didn't want to go the grocery because I didn't want to put on pants.

I didn't want to go pick something up know, the pants thing.

I raided my fridge and pantry to see what I had on hand.

Here's what I found:
  • 7 sprigs of asparagus left out from a tilapia + veg dinner I'd made several nights prior
  • Half of a small bag of fettucini noodles
  • 1/4 jar of pesto from a previous pizza night
  • Half container of crumbled goat cheese because I'm fancy and buy goat cheese dammit

So I washed and chopped my asparagus. Threw that and the noodles into the same pot of salted boiling water. Heated up my pesto and goat cheese to melt it all together.

When the noodles and asparagus were done, I drained + threw them into the melty pesto goat cheese combo. Stirred it around. Added a little salt & pep and lemon juice.

Sprinkled some cilantro on top. What do you care?

You don't have to feel screwed if you realize you are hungry, don't have a meal planned for that day, and don't want to put on pants. TRUST ME. Just go be creative with whatever you have on hand.

Pants suck. Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Avocado + Bacon Toast

As of late I've been extremely into simple dinners. I suppose even if I wasn't "into" them I'd be partaking in them because I seem to always be working these days. I still like to cook any night I have off, but I just haven't wanted to exert all of my energy in the kitchen. 

This avocado + bacon toast recipe is one I've been eating variations of for years now. Naturally I felt robbed when I saw it pinned from someone else's blog on pinterest, but after months of intensive psychotherapy I came around to the understanding that maybe I didn't invent the wheel. The wheel in this case, of course, being avocado toast. FUCK YES I DID. Nope. No I didn't. 

Step one is to get yourself a nice loaf of hearty multigrain bread. Also grab your serrated knife.

You'll know its good if the inside of the bread loaf looks like bird feeder was baked right in.

Cut some slices. NOW!

Oh yeah, throw some thick-cut bacon into a 375 degree oven.

Grab your olive oil, salt & pepper. Its important to note that for this recipe sea salt is best. Table salt is too salty. I don't know if thats true but invest in some sea salt. It looks like snow on your food and I can't stress enough how important that is.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on your bread slices. In a zig zag or you're a square.

Olive oil side down, grill them.

Lop your avocado in half. Sorry this picture looks like the damn sun is shining in your eyes. I don't have a grownup camera yet so I have to rely on my phone and God knows I can't NOT filter my photos. I mean I've got like 5 filter apps, so I'd be an idiot not to right? Again. SORRY THIS PICTURE IS SO BRIGHT.

Smash it up with a fork. 

Lime. Or the sun pt. 2. Who can tell the difference?

Flip your bread. Once its brown and crusty on both sides, pull it off. Duh.

Put some bacon on top!

Put your avocado on top, then squeeze some of that lime juice on it. Also a sprinky dinky of salt & pep.

This totally simple dinner is seriously right up my alley. I could eat this kind of thing every single night. Also morning. I am a huge fan of avocado in the am. Try it. Add whatever you want. Tomato slices on top would be so good. A fried egg if you're into that kinda thing. Make it your own.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday Esque Brunch

Happy Monday, all! Since Matt and I don't play by the rules, we decided to have a tasty Sunday esque brunch this morning. This is a simple frittata that you could add any of your favorite veggies and herbs to. 

Had it been just me making this for myself, I'd have nixed the bacon and substituted spinach. However, I'm proud to say that Matt REQUESTED tomato in his frittata this morning. I got really happy but pretended it was no biggie. Here's the step-by-step, folks.

Start by cracking 8 eggs into a big bowl. 

Splash in a little half & half, then a little milk. Don't measure. Just do it.

Chop up some bacon! I like mine burnt to a crisp. This is a little underdone for my taste, but it got the job done. 

Happily chop up a tomater per husband's request. 

BEHOLD. Gouda cheese. Grate some right over the bowl. Right after you've hurled in the bacon & tomato.

Sprinkle in some sea salt & freshly grind some pepper over the top. 

Whisk. Then pour into a greased pie dish. AND BAKE IT AT 375 FOR 25-30 MINUTES.


Have a happy week, you guys! Be sweet.