Thursday, January 29, 2009


I had one of those days. Not one of those days, not the ones where everything goes wrong, not the ones where one big thing goes wrong. No, basically just uneventful. It might have been better if something had gone wrong, because then at least something would have happened! Of course I am kidding, but it was kind of a weird day. On my way home I was not looking forward to cooking given my compromised condition, but luckily I had frozen homemade lasagna in the freezer. That helped. Combined with sauteed green beans and mushrooms and a spinach salad, it ended up being not as bad of an evening as I thought. I am so glad I didn't give in to the take out that I had been considering. This was so much better and easier. And just the act of doing it made me feel better. Yes, I think cooking is my therapy.
I called it a day with the finger frog...
And this girl always helps...
Hope you had a good one. If not, try this recipe below to accompany anything you like- as long as it's easy. I promise it'll pick you up!
Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms
1 bundle of french trimmed green beans, rinsed and patted dry
1 clove of garlic, crushed with the back of your knife and peeled
pinch salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
olive oil
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add a few swirls of olive oil in the pan. Heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the green beans, mushrooms and garlic and sautee. About 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and toss in pan. Sautee for 5 more minutes, serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you are on the mend, and I know Little Kitty will help! Your green beans and mushrooms look delicious!
Love, MOM

Anonymous said...

Poor little finger. At least you know you have great knives to cook with! :)

How is packing???