Ay yi yi – craziness this afternoon! Lots of minor things one after another.
First, our air conditioner at the bakery failed. Talk about a toasty room! All the while I was updating our website with the September menu and because the program we have to use is ancient all of the formatting messed up. Huge huge afternoon killer headache. I still can’t get it to look right in Chrome. Anyone have any clue what is off!?
Matt sent me home because I was hogging the computer and could work on mine so he could have his. I said goodbye to dear sweet Hannah, who is leaving us to go back to U Penn this week 🙁 See you for Christmas Hannah!
Once home I reached into the mailbox to find THAT BEE in the mailbox waiting for me! [Our real mailbox]. Luckily I just brushed him around and there was no stinging. Maybe he wants to be friends?
I went down the basement steps – ever cautious looking for bugs. Saw a giant camel cricket in my pathway to the tomato sauce. Dinner plans averted..
Then I tried to burn the house down! Coconut oil is supposed to have a high smoke point, but for some reason tonight my whole house was smokin’?!
But dinner turned out fabulous anyways!
Made up on the spot!!
Eggplant Parm turned into roasted eggplant with salmon, salad, peas and bread
The bread was the best part. GAH Cville Crunch is so doughy!!
I only had one piece of salmon that I had frozen, so Matt and I had to share it:
Simple salad with olive oil, honey, salt and avocado
The eggplant was tossed in coconut oil and smoked paprika and salt and roasted at 400* for about 25 minutes.
And the peas…how could anyone not like peas!? I think my childhood hatred had much more to do with psychology than taste. Adults teach kids that vegetables are a requirement. And if they say they are delicious they imply deception. Also, I think knowing they’re good for me makes them taste even better!
Usually food is flying around the kitchen when Matt comes home, but tonight I managed to do all the photograph (!!) and do ALL the dishes…
And had everything all ready to go – husbandly beer included! [John, the Long Trails are delicious!]
Still listening to Brad <3. Did you know I touched his hand TWICE when I saw him at the NC State Fair in the year 2000? He was just becoming famous and I was standing in the front row. My, was he cute.
If you haven’t ever listened to Brad Paisley, listen to these:
- I’m Still A Guy
- I’m Gonna Miss Her [watch the video for some Annie Banks action!]
- Wrapped [Old skool!]
Off to have a whiskey lullaby…