What a fulfilling few days its been. Paper finished. Test over. Assignment finished early. On the home front too. Matt spent his day off brewing beer with some friends, cooking chickpeas, mowing the first lawn of spring and cooking a fabulous dinner! (And he’s in the process of mopping the post-brewing dirty kitchen floor too )
I decided it was a good night to enjoy a glass of wine (but the big push was that we have an open bottle left from our party that has to be used up soon!). I actually only drank a few sips because I was so busy before dinner, so I’m saving the rest to savor with a movie!
The newly mowed lawn
And a letter from my grandmother. She writes of tea:
“The tea plantation looked gorgeous, well run. I am so happy since we always drink tea. Whenever there was a lull my grandmother would say “Let’s have a cup of tea.” It turned into many fun festive times. And to have one of the family actually pick a leaf!”
And here’s the delicious dinner!
An Indian-inspired feast!
He cooked eggplant and zucchini (two of my very favorite veggies!!!) in some canola oil. In the meantime, he made a tomato sauce with:
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 can diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp yellow curry (or turmeric)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Salt + pepper
= simmer until hot and combined.
Layer with veggies, cooked chickpeas (~1/2 cup) and cooked quinoa (or rice or naan) (~1/2 cup) and top with yogurt and cilantro.
The cilantro was the best part! This was my kinda dinner – a huge bowl of a variety of flavors.
I am off to enjoy the evening with The Red Violin and my wine. See you bright and early for another charged day!