Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lazy Daze

For the past few days, I've been a complete and utter sloth. I have literally nothing to do, what, with Dave being at work until 11 p.m. Not to mention I only get about 9 hours of work a week anymore due to the fact that this particular coffee corporation is going under. Brush it off, I guess.

With that being said, all I've done for the past 2 days is watch The Office on my Netflix-Xbox thing. I've achieved a season and a half so far and there's no real end in sight to this marathon. You would think with my intense boredom that I would try to pass the time by doing my favorite thing: cooking. But, you'd be sadly mistaken. The past couple of nights, Dave and I have had either Chinese takeout or quickie recipes. I'm a little ashamed, so tonight, to make up for it, I'll probably be super domestic, i.e. clean the apartment 'til it sparkles and cook a nice, big, filling meal.

Until then, here are this week's cooking endeavors thus far:

Chickpea Mash

I got this recipe, well both recipes, from Vegweb. The recipe called for mushrooms, but Dave's a picky food snob. Instead of making side dishes for this, I just had 3 decent helpings. Rice<3. This gave me an awesome excuse to eat red bell peppers. Potatoes would've accompanied this wonderfully. Next one, Frugal Black Bean and Polenta. The recipe given on Vegweb called for dry cornmeal, but all I had was the moistened polenta, so I just cut it into coins and fried like there was no tomorrow. For some reason, I can't eat polenta unless it's crispy as hell and salted to death.

This was alright. I just can never seem to really get into polenta. Anyone has any suggestions, let a sista know.

1 comment:

  1. i really like the soft poppyseed polenta from veganomicon (using veggie broth to cook it, not water). though it's not crispy... i actually really like my polenta soft instead. it's comforting for some reason, but i could see how it could just seem mushy to others!