Monday, March 9, 2009

Ah, Monday...

Yesterday we reset every clock in the house except for, you'll guess it any second now, my bedside alarm clock. So this morning I woke up at exactly the time I should have been stepping into the shower. Am I the only one who has the morning routine timed down to the minute so I can get out the door on time?

Instead of the leisurely have-a-cup-of-coffee-and-do-the-crossword-puzzle pace of a typical morning, I was rushing around like a maniac trying to get out the door on time. I made it, but only by a hair (extremely damp hair, by the way).

Luckily I had packed my lunch the night before because I had a really good lunch lined up for today. I had leftover barbequed chicken, browned new potatoes, and a really, really good new broccoli dish.

Sometime ago I clipped this recipe from a blog, but never got around to trying it. Sunday seems to be my day for new cooking adventures, and since I had most of the ingredients and I really needed a new take on broccoli, I decided to give it a try. I'll attempt to link to it here.

You go read the recipe, then I'll tell you my mods, per my pantry. Since we're on a heart and blood pressure healthy diet here, I substantially reduced the salt to just a sprinkle. I also reduced the oil quite a bit, and even at that (about 1/3 cup) there was plenty to spare. Also, I didn't have cumin seeds, so I just used a teaspoon of cumin. I don't keep sesame oil in the pantry, so I totally eliminated that.

Let's just say, I adhered to the spirit of the recipe if not the literal word.

I can tell you, a large amount of broccoli disappeared very quickly. There almost wasn't enough to take for lunch today. I'm glad I was able to save some out, because it was even better today at lunch than it was last night for dinner. (Just now my husband started rooting through the refridgerator, wanting some of "that broccoli from last night.")

No pictures, though. I never think to take pictures.

Tonight I'm working on more flying geese, hoping that I can get the major pieces for the setting blocks finished before the weekend.

And I'm going to reset that darn clock.


Connie W said...

Reading your post brought back the memory of when my entire family arrived at church an hour late for mass back in the 1950s...we all were wondering why the parking lot was empty on a Sunday morning.

Shasta said...

That broccoli salad does look good. I'm going to have to try that.