Tuesday night PPDP: Matt and Andy, giggling.
Last night should have included Nicholas, but he’s been sleeping about 18 hours a day, trying to get rid of a cold. So, it was just the three of us.
Above: quick apple kimchi [center], tamarind-chili paste yogurt sauce [left]
I managed to avoid going to the store, which is always awesome.
I made larb-style chicken, but didn’t have lettuce for wraps, so I used my baby quiche pan to make wonton cups, and served the larb in those. Also, rice, the pictured condiments, as well as spinach and toasted chickpeas over raw green cabbage in an orange-peanut-toasted coconut sauce.
All in all, dinner for 3 cost me about $5. Cabbage, 1/2 an apple, chickpeas, rice, spinach, one chicken breast [I buy bone-in]: all incredibly cheap, but nutritionally dense: sooooo nice. Throw in a bottle of Torrontes, a little under $15.
Those boys brought, along with their winning personalities, some very rich hazelnut and raspberry brownies. I ate more than I ought to have, without a doubt. Also, a lovely bottle of Valentin malbec.
Notes: food looks better in natural light. Alas. Moreover, I take horrible food photos: that’s why there’s only one posted.
This SHOULD be the only PPDP this week. Especially with a sickle Pickle.
Some crazies asked me to blog again, raising my self esteem dozens of points, and reminding me of how complicated maintaining a SUPER AWESOME MySpace blog was compared to the ease of Tumblr. Well, crazies, here’s your blog. RSS this shit. Follow me on Twitter, or see what it takes to get invited to dinner at our house.
Mostly, the willingness to eat food on a weekday and be sent home when it’s my bedtime. Also, the willingness to drink my alcohol and sometimes bring some to replace it. Rarely the willingness to invite me over to your own home, since I have been cursed in the department.
Oh look, it’s been two paragraphs and I’m already rambling.
I know there are AT LEAST 2 people who will read this. [Fingers waaaay crossed]
Inaugural dinner post tomorrow. Oh, yay.