My test took me longer than expected, but I wrapped up right around 5:30 just in time to plan something fun for dinner.
I took a study break around 4:30 to make this delicious snackaroo
Hot Apple with Granola, Cinnamon + PB
I used to eat this a lot ages ago and had forgotten what a great snack it makes! I just chopped up a big apple and nuked it for 2 minutes (a little too long, though) and then added cinnamon, about a quarter cup Mix My Granola and a tsp of peanut butter. Yum!
Angela, this one’s for you 🙂
Matt and I walked to the grocery store (in the dark – so sad the sun goes away in the 5:00 hour now!) to pick up some veggies for dinner.
Upon arrival home I heard that familiar Friday night "tsst" of a bottle top and was presented with a sample at my desk! One does not turn down beer tastes presented by handsome gentlemen. [He even takes the photos for me when he’s surprising me with a beer!]
Love the 1554!
We brainstormed dinner on our walk. I decided on a pasta dish and we chose eggplant and mushrooms to go in it. And we remembered we had some bacon on hand as well. The dish was born:
Roasted Eggplant + Mushroom Pesto Pasta with Bacon + Olives
We first roasted a sheet pan of eggplant + mushrooms tossed in a wee bit of oil, salt and pepper for about 40 minutes at 350*. Then we sautéed 2 slices of bacon in a pan and tossed in the roasted veggies.
Plus about 10 chopped kalamata olives and 2 tbsp of Mezzetta Napa Valley pesto I brought home from the Foodbuzz festival. I have to say I was totally impressed by the pesto. It reminded me of my summer in Cambridge when all I cooked was pasta with pesto and goat cheese!
All tossed over some Barilla penne and topped with parmesan. I loved the subtle bacon bites mixed with the rich veggies. Def. want to make this one again! I didn’t actually eat all of my penne. I am just not a pasta person! I would have rather just had more eggplant 😉
The Yeast Master also prepped some bread in the oven with a bit more pesto
Pasta I can do without, but bread…..
And HA! I think Matt loves it more than I do! Check out his portion (these were both about the size of my hand with some bites missing!)
Tonight we watched Memoirs of a Geisha. What a gorgeous movie!!! Unlike last night being wired at 12:30, I’m ready for bed now – just in time for 10:26!