I was feeling bored, busy, and more than a little bit restless yesterday afternoon, and since everyone was busy working, (most people are busy working on a Monday afternoon,) I decided to get busy in the kitchen and work on a couple of cooking projects. After a mountain of dishes, (I needed to find some room to cook, after all,) I made a simple green lentils and rice, with a somewhat French-inspired dressing -- red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried fines herbes . . . come to think of it, that was the exact same thing I marinaded my portobello cap in yesterday . . . ha! Anyhow, after I finished the lentils and rice, I set to work on dinner:
Since it was 80 degrees in MN yesterday, I wanted something cool and refreshing for dinner. Sushi, believe it or not, is a quick, relatively simple supper, as long as you have all of the ingredients on hand! I made two cucumber and red pepper rolls, and steamed half a bag of edamame, and that was plenty for Dan and I. YUM.
After dinner, Dan and I walked over to Sebastian Joe's for ice cream cones. Dan ordered chai ice cream, I ordered green tea, and we switched halfway through. Yum yum yum yum yum. (I also tried a very unusual sorbet -- orange basil! It was good, but I wasn't sure I could eat an entire cone's worth.)
And that's all for now. I may disappear a little bit over the next week or two, since work will get extra-busy, but I'll be back!