Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daily Life Lately

I haven't been doing a lot of extravagant cooking lately. Honestly, I've been working all the time and haven't had the time or motivation. I am also desperately in need of a grocery shopping trip, but again, have been putting it off. So, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my day-to-day eats that I haven't (until now) felt were worthy of a mention.

  This is the kind of salad I like to make for lunch on work days. I'll season a chicken breast with whatever strikes me (this particular breast has dried tarragon, salt, pepper, and lemon juice) and cook it in my grill pan. I'll make a salad with whatever I have on hand.  This salad has arugula, cucumber, tomato, carrot, black olives, cheddar, croutons, and hard-boiled egg. I threw together a dressing with olive oil, tarragon vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper. It's healthy, and the chicken keeps me full all night at work.

I made this orzo tonight.  I'm really at the point where I have no groceries whatsoever, so I had to get creative. I was craving some veggies, so I steamed some broccoli that I had laying around in the fridge.  I added it into the cooked orzo with some crumbled bacon, halved grape tomatoes, and some arugula that needed to be used.  Splash of chicken stock, white wine, and fresh Parmesan.  The heat of the pasta wilted the arugula and tomatoes, and even though it was nothing spectacular, it was pretty good. I felt like I got some much-needed veggies as well. 

Not too much else is going on in my daily life right now. I did get my acceptance letter to the Trident Tech culinary program this week.  Even though I wasn't worried about whether or not I would get in, I still felt proud of myself.  I also completed my FAFSA this week, all by myself.  Now, I just have to do a bunch of paperwork to prove myself as an in-state student.  Go to orientation and get all registered. I'm pretty excited about going back to school, and will keep updates posted :)