Wednesday, April 11, 2007

miracle dinner

I started a new temp job today . . . I am a glorified envelope-stuffer. It's boring and repetitive, but pays much better than working in the store, which I will continue to do, and, bizarrely, this company I work for has cable TV in the breakroom. Since I get two 15 minute paid breaks and one half-hour lunch per day, those little Food Network hits might be just enough to keep me going through my day! This afternoon, I watched Giada make a "pizza rustica," but I didn't get to see it come out of the oven. Fifteen minutes is only so long.

Anyhow, enough complaining.

Ravenously hungry when I arrived home this evening . . . wanted something quick for dinner . . . eggs sounded good, but poached eggs and toast just wasn't going to fit the bill tonight! I had some red bell pepper that needed to be used up, and I went searching for a can of artichokes . . . no luck. Then, I went searching for frozen broccoli . . . no luck . . . but I found frozen peas! I concocted an onion, red pepper, and pea frittata, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese, and served it alongside a slice of no-knead bread, toasted, with Earth Balance and a local, raw honey. (Even though it's snowing today, allergy season is right around the corner, I swear!) Sometimes, I impress even myself:
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YUM.

Mountain of dishes (from the past week or so,) awaiting me in the kitchen . . . calling my name . . . must go!

5 comments:

bazu said...

Hey, congrats on your new job! At least, it has the interesting perk of cable t.v.!

I just found a recipe for Chai that you posted, like, 2 years ago. I made it this afternoon, and it was oh so delicious. So thank you- belatedly!

KleoPatra said...

Nice dinner there! Simple, but pretty. And healthy, no? I'm glad you got a job there, even if it's not one you want to be at forever, Catherine. It's money!! And we all need it green to eat our greens. :o)

Lauren said...

Where did you get the local honey? The Wedge? A friend of mine got some good stuff at the St. Paul Farmers Market last year, but I think it'll be a while before the bee people set up shop there ...

Courtney said...

I miss cable for that very reason--the Food Network! Even though little of what they show is vegetarian, let alone vegan, I still enjoyed watching it--I am such a geek! Even though it is certainly not your dream job, the cable must help a bit...

Courtney

Judy said...

When I am rushed and hungry, eggs are most often the answer. Looks great.