“Just wishin’ and hopin’…”

I’m still waiting on news regarding the job. I’m trying to shut my brain up, as the longer it goes without me finding out, the more paranoid my thoughts become. I was more jittery and stressed and self-doubtful last night, and rather than cook, we got pizza. I should’ve cooked but I couldn’t focus. Much as I wanted to order another pizza this evening, I didn’t cave and I made some dinner.

I really want to dislike Gwyneth Paltrow and her cookbook. I do. I thought about making the Cacio e Pepe again, but then I came across this recipe:

I gave Jay & the bambino the option of this or the Cacio e Pepe, and they both chose this. I did have to change up the ingredients a little:

I bought a 4-cheese blend with the Cacio e Pepe in mind, but since that’s what I had, that’s what I used. Same with the lemon juice. But it turned out well:

I am thinking I should probably add more water to the sauce…Mine’s all clumpy.

I did like the lemon flavor throughout the dish. I think next time I will try using an actual lemon and parmesan only. I also think I’ll add a bit more pasta water than the recipe suggests. Still, I liked this one better than the Cacio e Pepe, so I think I’ll be making this again very soon.

And in spite of the fact that I had a donut at break, split a Blizzard at lunch, AND got a candy bar when we ran errands after work, I had some dessert:

The last of “the cookies.” I should make them again, but I’m in the mood for cupcakes. I might have to make some over my nice long weekend! In between all the usual weekend stuff, of course.

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3 Replies to ““Just wishin’ and hopin’…””

  1. Did you include Gwyneth’s secret ingredient – Superiority? Unless, of course, you’re a MERE mortal. Then she’ll probably understand. :)