Saturday, November 5, 2011

I wasn't lying, really.

So, the day I declared myself to blog every day for the next month, I got a surprise. Bam. I got sick, plus the internet stopped working on my laptop {again}. Oh pickles! I am still sick and have had a headache for hours, but I am determined to not let another day pass.

Without further Adieu,

If you knew that the next thing you are would be your last meal, what would it be?

A bowl of white rice.

I would each each grain separately. This why my life could be extended right? No one said how long AFTER the meal death would be.

I actually wrote a whole post for this already and found it pretty lame. I couldn't think of an angle to make this prompt interesting. So I figured I would use it to segue to my new favorite cookbook. I actually read this cookbook like a novel. It is that good. Nigel Slater writes each recipe like you are sitting in the kitchen with him; descriptions are almost "cozy." I feel like I am rereading the Hobbit. A plus for my Anglophile self is that he is a British author. In fact, my British friend gave the book to me.
The recipes really are very quick. Also, this book helped me to appreciate simple foods more. I realized that a few select quality ingredients really can go a long way- even on a budget. For example, I am done with those little cans of grated Parmesan. I bought a brick of fresh Romano and Parmesan and started to shred as needed. This not only brings up the level of taste by a lot, it also lasts for quite a while because you don't need as much of it. Keep in mind that this s just Matt and I. I don't know what it would be like cooking for more people.

So that is it. Run. Run to the library or bookstore and get this book.  Now for my next post.

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