Monday, July 25, 2011

Dinner x 3

If I thought it would interest anyone, I would give a lame excuse for why this blog has been abandoned and lonely and sad for the last six months. But instead of going through all that (um, a semester of college happened, and then Mary went to St. Ignace to be a real live journalist and I went to DC to be a poor confused intern), I'm going to post pictures of three things I made for dinner recently.

Food, after all, is usually more interesting than real life.

So here's Dinner #1, a wrap with sauteed zucchini, sundried tomatoes, green onions, garlic, parmesan (real parmesan, not green tube powder––that's important), and eggs.

It didn't want to stay closed, so here's an intimate view of its interior:

Not to brag, but this was an awesome meal. The kale chips on the side were super easy to make and delicious ––tear up kale; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt, fresh ground pepper, and garlic powder; spread on a cookie sheet and cook for 5 to 10 min. at 350 degrees - ta-da, heaven.
And every time I make an egg wrap with zucchini and parmesan, it's the best thing I've eaten in months. I don't know why these things are so awesome, but Lord, they're good.

Dinner #2 is the old standby that is basically impossible to mess up: frittata. I did it without a potato crust because I don't have any potatoes, and with kale, zucchini, and an artery's worth of pepper jack. You'll notice eggs are a recurring motif. That's not a coincidence. I will know I've made it in the real world when I have enough money to get protein from sources other than eggs.

Dinner #3: Tofu/zucchini/kale/carrot stir fry over brown rice. I made it twice (Fun Game: Spot the Difference Between the Two Pictures!), once with just soy sauce as a seasoning –– that was lame –– and once with rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a lot of garlic, as well as soy sauce. That was better. Shout out to Trader Joe's: Instead of buying two lattes, I bought sesame oil and rice vinegar, and now I can make tasty stir fry. Score.

The difference, of course, is that the recycling and trash are overflowing in the second picture. Hah. Gross.