Just when I thought there couldn't be less time to cook dinner: tonight happened!
I don't think I was really even thinking about what I was doing. I just continually pulled things out of the fridge and combined them together until I had a pretty strange dinner. None of it seemed to go together or have any consistency. That being said it wasn't inedible -- it was just weird.
The first course was the remainder of the turnip greens, some goat cheese, strawberries and blueberries, chopped almonds, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This probably would have gone a touch better with spinach but one cannot choose what the farm brings.
The second course was seared chicken breast. I used the white wine (that I'd foolishly left uncorked last night) at the end to deglaze the pan and add a little flavor. I boiled and buttered the Japanese turnips as an accompaniment. Then I used some cooked lo mein noodles, kalamata olives, a tiny amount of mozzarella, olive oil, garlic scapes, sliced turnip greens, the grape tomatoes which would not last until the morning, some green onion, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.
To add to the strange mix Jen brought home some cupcakes from Crumbs. Jen often comes home from work with cupcakes from some trendy New York City cupcake shop and that is great for me. While I hate trendy cupcake shops and their stupid, trendy customers, I love to eat trendy cupcakes!
Even a gaggle of skinny jeans wearing hipsters can's spoil the magic of a delicious, moist cupcake!