I spent today in a depressed funk. We’ve got horrible winter weather for basically the rest of the week (and since when did they start naming winter storms?). Because of the potential issues with my heart, I’m still trying to eat better. My mom sent me a mini-cookbook she picked up at a work conference a few weeks ago and I made a recipe from it that I’ve been having for lunch this week:
I’ve come to love the peppery bite of arugula (which I like calling “rocket” when I’m pretending to be British–Just like Gwyneth Paltrow!), I love pasta, and I love bacon. The one component of this dish I’m not that fond of is the grape tomatoes, but since this is supposed to be served hot or at room temperature, it takes care of my dislike of raw tomatoes.
The only thing I would change about this would be to add some grated Parmesan–which I meant to do when I packed my lunch this morning, but I forgot. There’s always Thursday (I have a lunch date with Abby tomorrow).
I think it benefits some from sitting overnight–Even though there’s not a lot in the way of seasonings.
I was also tempted to toss in some of my delicious Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar, but since I wasn’t quite sure how it might taste, I left it out. I am curious as to how it might be with a little regular balsamic…Hmm….Well, in the meantime, I think I’ll try not to freak out about the stupid weather. I’d give my right arm for some normal April weather…50 degrees and raining. None of this upper-20s and snow nonsense. Damn climate change.