Tonight P went for a fitting of his wedding jacket, so I have had the opportunity to cook dinner for us both. A rare one, since P prefers to cook at home himself, hating the whole "meal on the table when I get home" concept, and when I cook for myself alone I just steam a plate of veggies and eat them plain, or maybe with some black pepper and lemon.
I have made far too much, as usual, as I seem unable to cook for company in anything but industrial quantities, and I have used the whole double organic veggie delivery but it should also provide lunch for me for tomorrow. P and I also are very fond of eating mezze style, lots of little dishes, lots of varying tastes. We'll eat everything at room temp, and he can add oil as he chooses. I've already had my flax on an emergency damn-I'm-hungry salad.
So on tonight's menu is:
Mixed mushrooms (the usual white, and some very weird knobbly ones from the veggie delivery, and some portabella, and some shitake) baked in a foil parcel in the oven with quartered unwaxed lemons, lots of garlic, fresh tarragon, rosemary and bay, and a slosh of rose wine (plus one for the cook). It looked great going into the oven, less great coming out, but it smells divine.
Rainbow chard steamed with chilli and garlic and served with fresh tomato sauce (a little more rose, some more chilli and garlic). It looked so lovely raw but there was no way I could serve P that amount of greenery without huge protests! :-)
Fresh broad beans (I think in the US these are fava? I hope so, because that's what I've been entering into CoM), shelled and podded, with steamed zucchini and asparagus in a very low cal, low fat yoghurt dressing with TONS of fresh mint.
P gets new potatoes. And his homemade pie.
It's been just what I needed, some time to myself. Last night we had a wine tasting and in the heat of many bottles a close friend of ours and P fell out, and I caught the brunt of it as well. As a result I've felt really upset and fragile most of the day, and this has given me some chill out space that was very much required.
Of course I haven't been able to weigh or measure any of this but... it doesn't matter. NBD. :-)
Now I just need to wait for him to get home!