Last week's dinners:
Sunday: black beans, yellow rice (thank you turmeric), and fried plantains (plátanos maduros)
(We had just watched The Station Agent on Netflix. One of the characters made Cuban food and it looked really delicious. Also, the movie takes place in summer, which looked equally delicious. Also, we had beans, rice, and a blackening plantain all at home, ready to go without any need for a grocery trip. Awesome).
Monday: roasted eggplant + tomato (baingan bharta) with tortilla and plain yogurt
This was made by A; it was tasty-spicy. We had discussed whether or not an eggplant should be pierced prior to roasting. It had not been pierced and was roasting away in the oven when we heard a loud POP. What we saw proves that yeah, it probably should be pierced first):
Tuesday: french onion soup (leftover from the week prior) and roasted cauliflower
(This combo is probably something we won't repeat. It was a lot of beige. And, it felt like a lot of roughage).
Wednesday: pancakes, Hebrew National hot dogs, and cooked spinach
(One of the great things about being grown up is that if we want hot dogs and pancakes for dinner, we can have them. I'm picky about meats, but these hot dogs are aight. A liked maple syrup with all of the above, fyi).
Thursday: okra, onions, and tomatoes . . . with rice
(I caramelized a lot of onions on my day off in preparation for this dish which A whipped together after work).
Friday: small portions of quasi fancy food at worky event
(I guess small portions work well with formal clothing).
Saturday: Five Guys
(Although known for their burgers, consider this a PSA: their grilled veggie sandwich with cheese is also quite tasty).