Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rising From Mediocrity (with Campari!)

Last night I wanted to go to bed at 7:30PM but instead I was a trooper, made an extremely mediocre salmon dish for dinner when Jen got home late, then went to bed at 10:00PM.

Tonight I had a bit more energy so dinner was moderately more inspired! With our last farm share yet to come my inspiration has been noticeably lacking in the weeks past.

For the salad I bought some Campari Tomatoes because they looked good. That got me thinking, What if I made a salad dressing using Campari? So I cut up a Honeybell Tangerine, mixed it with some Campari, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of agave nectar. I poured that over the sliced Campari Tomatoes and and greens. I wouldn't call this dressing a triumph. Jen enjoyed it quite a bit but I thought it was an experiment that turned out okay at best.

For dinner I made some sweet potato gnocchi with garlic, shallots, white wine, turkey stock, tomato, and broccoli. This dish had the opposite effect as the salad being more popular with me than with Jen.

Given that we're all done with dinner at the super early hour of 9:00PM we are looking forward to picking up our Rock Band game which we've been ignoring for the past week and a half.

Intrepid Bunyips is about to melt your face with intense rhythyms and tasty guitar bass licks.

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