So my roommate still isn't home yet, but that's okay. Because it gives me time to put away my laundry, put my sheets in the dryer, and brag about the delicious concoction I made for dinner.
My shrimp stir-fry turned out good, for the most part. I'm constantly inspired by healthy eating/food blogs (see "Blogs I'm Addicted to") for new meal ideas. I'm not a food blogger by any means and probably never will be, especially because I bring the same exact breakfast and lunch to work every single day, so my food blog would be seriously boring. The only meals I ever change up are dinner and dessert. And yet, I never get tired of my breakfast or lunch, ever. But I think that people would get sick of seeing identical meals every single day. But maybe once in a while, I'll post an exciting dinner.
Tonight classified as an exciting dinner:
(Like my snazzy Target placemats?)
Trader Joe's pre-cooked shrimp, frozen pepper and onion mix, frozen broccoli, frozen crinkle-cut carrots, and mushrooms, on top of a serving of Trader Joe's whole-wheat couscous (1/3 cup, all I had left in the box anyway... I'll have to pick some more up during my next TJs trip!). I'm a bit of a spice girl, and so I added crushed red pepper, curry powder, and black pepper, chili powder, and a splash of chili pepper sauce (plus Wasabi on the side to dip my chopsticks in- I also had hot mustard but ended up not using it):
And I ate most of it with chopsticks! I had to give up when there was only about 1/4 left... my chopstick skills aren't perfect yet. Anyway, it was absolutely delicious! Very yummy, spicy, filling, and healthy... my favorite things!
And here's my need-to-use-up-my-produce side salad, which I also ate with chopsticks:
This was just arugula, a chopped tomato, some extra broccoli and carrots, and the last of my green olives, with light balsamic vinaigrette on the side. I used to hate green olives and only liked black olives, and now I don't really like black olives and I love green olives. Life is strange. :-)
I need to clarify something here- I just recently started to get into cooking (I subsisted on Lean Cuisines for, like, four years), and while I love trying out new recipes, I'm a bit of a Lucy Ricardo in the kitchen... I mean well, but I usually have some sort of minor catastrophe. I overcook something, overseason something, struggle with multitasking, etc. Very rarely is the meal prepared without some sort of tiny kitchen catastrophe. Tonight was no different:
*Sigh*. Yes, I did that. I don't know how, but I did that. I didn't even realize it until I went to clean up the dishes. I don't understand- it's a microwaveable bowl, or at least, that's how I've been treating it for the past year! I've used it tons of times! So I don't know what happened. I've checked it thoroughly and it's not broken, just cracked, and I don't see any missing pieces of glass, and so I am hoping that I didn't consume any. I hope my roommate isn't mad (this is her bowl). She accidentally broke a bowl of mine a month or so ago and I didn't care, so I'm hoping this makes us even. And even if she is mad, I hope she doesn't take it out on Book Debut and refuse to be the photographer. I guess we'll find out soon!