How did your Tuesday go? Mine started rather unusually... I woke up at 6am for no reason at all, and couldn't go back to sleep. So I decided to wake up and make a breakfast other than my usual scramble or fried eggs & bacon.
I made my usual cup of coffee (half & half, no sugar), and then put together a country omelette of mushrooms, red bell pepper, bacon, and potato. I fry it up the ingredients in an iron skillet, add the eggs, and then bake the whole thing for about 10 minutes in the oven. Easy peasy.
Lunch was so filling and I had such a busy morning that, before I knew it, it was 1pm and I was starving. It was too late to make lunch, so I headed out for a little Korean food. I ordered bibimbap, which is a delicious bowl of steamed rice topped with bean sprouts, carrots, spinach, lettuce, bulgogi (barbecued beef), and a fried egg on top. The idea is to mix all the ingredients together (breaking the egg of course). It comes with a delicious side of gojuchang, which you can mix in to adjust the spiciness to your liking. It is one of my favorite Korean dishes. Ever.
I usually have some kind of snack in the afternoon (an apple, pistachios, or if I'm bad, potato chips), but I ate lunch so late, there was no need for a snack. Hubby came home from work early, so I was able to start cooking dinner early. Exciting!
No, really, I'm not being sarcastic. I knew my husband was going to come home early, so I made plans to make spaghetti & meatballs. This is not a quick dish...it's something I usually make on a Sunday afternoon when I have lots of time to hang out in the kitchen.
So while my husband and son were in the backyard raking up leaves and bonding, I got to spend a little quality time in the kitchen, listening to podcasts and cooking up some meatballs and spaghetti. Semolina pasta for the toddler. Spaghetti squash for myself and my husband.
It was a most enjoyable dinner.
What foods make you happy? Do you enjoy cooking?