Good morning, DC!
And good morning to anyone reading this that isn’t in DC. What a big world we live in, and oh how the internet makes it so small.
Anthony convinced me to set out for an especially early start this morning. 5:30 a.m., people! 5:30 a.m.The traffic-less streets made for a good opportunity to head downtown to the White House. Only a sole protestor, three security guards, me, Anthony, and Obama. What a team.We’re slowly starting to get back on track after vacation! We have a routine here in DC that is pretty jam-packed. Finding time to cook can be difficult, but I have to remind myself that we can’t just eat Pica Taco every night, unfortunately.
So last night I put on my apron and spent some time in the kitchen. And by “some time” I mean approximately 40 minutes. The result:I baked some salmon (10 minutes), sauteéd some spinach (5 minutes), and made some veggie coucous (5 minutes). Prep work took maybe 20 minutes! Done and done!
For the salmon I was inspired by this recipe, which I tweaked because I didn’t have tarragon. What is tarragon, anyways?
Couscous: I sautéed some pepper, zucchini, and onion. Then I cooked the couscous with a touch of lemon and a bit (like 1/5 a cube) of chicken bouillon. Add them together and suddenly everything is more colorful and flavorful.And spinach is just spinach, you guys. Does anyone else’s heart break when they empty an entire bag of spinach into a pan and watch it shrivel to 1/10th of its size in under five minutes?
Shrinking spinach, mysterious tarragon, quiet streets… something’s up with today, I tell you. Have a good one!
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