Wednesday, January 18, 2012

pom pom

oh man, do i like my own cooking.
i know! how dare i compliment myself so outright? well, i dare.
even with 2 roommates and a house-guest, i found myself eating dinner alone tonight and sometimes, don't tell anyone, that's the most yippee of all. especially when it means only peeling half a pomegranate instead of a whole one, and doing things to a cornish hen that would probably make peta pretty upset and regular folk with table manners totally grossed out.
the dinner, comprised of 3 items, didn't take long to make and was as tasty as more tasty than the awesome restaurant food i've been gorging on and accustoming my palate to.
1. the cornish hen was an easy fix. stuffed with half a lemon, parsley and chopped onion, slathered in olive oil, turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper, and surrounded by sliced onion and bell pepper that turned roasty crispy. that chick went into the oven for about 45 minutes at 220C. pretty hawt.
2. the rice, also pretty easy. in a pan, i fried chopped garlic, coarsely crushed coriander seeds and red pepper flakes in a bit of olive oil (spicy ricey). i then added that concoction with some brown short-grain rice and water into a rice cooker for some no-work-required cooking.
3. salad. i peeled half a pomegranate (they grow in this country!), added some fresh baby greens and chopped mint, and tossed it all in a tiny bit of olive oil, vinegar, and salt and minced garlic. simple town.

this dinner-for-one reminded me that even though toast and cottage cheese is super awesome, i love to cook, and i love to eat, and i love to eat my own, maybe once in a while i'll grab my pompoms, become my own cheerleader, and treat myself to not cottage cheese and toast.
give me a U, give me a CAN, give me a 2!!

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