Saturday, March 5, 2011

A forced hand is not often creative

I have been emotionally busy recently.  I have been very uninspired in the kitchen because of it.  I hope for some change soon.  I forced out some food today.  It came out very good and is an old classic of mine.  Spanish rice.

I changed it a bit.  When I went to get out the jalapeno peppers, they had rotted due to lack of culinary inspiration.  I guess it was my karmic punishment for the neglect in my favorite room in the house.  As a substitute for the jalapeno, I used chipolte peppers and it was amazing.  I may re-work the recipe a bit to include the great smokey pepper.  We shall see.

This will be another long weekend at the jobby job.  The Spanish rice will help me get through the night.  I am hoping to get outside some this week if it is nice.  I think it might help my recently sour demeanor.

Since my birthday, I had a few other cards trickle in which has made me feel very nice.  I also got a nice phone call from my dad, my mum, and my brother.  It was a nice day, albeit slightly lonely.


Millie said...

We need you to post the recipes to these great dishes....nice job.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Oh that looks amazing! You can't go wrong with chipotle.

Hang in there.. I think the end of winter is tough and people all around are stressed ..

Carissa said...

Looks good to me! I actually plan on making some spanish rice on tuesday for a potluck at work :)

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Now I'm off to make some Spanish rice for the week so I don't starve at the new jobby job...

T said...

You'll feel better once the weather perks up... we all will. But in the meantime it looks like you've been cooking up the occasional masterpiece...

Elisabeth said...

Happy Birthday!

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