Friday, October 3, 2008

Heading into the weekend...

Those of you who know me well, know that I recently had a Baba Ram Dass-type episode that resulted in throwing out about 85% of everything I own. I then moved into a gorgeous new apartment that had space, and cabinets, and counters, and lovely floors, furniture. I've finally started replacing the old ugly trash with new bookshelves and storage units. Now I have places for the other 15% of my stuff to reside. Well, almost. My clothes are still in a suitcase.

The reason I bring this up is to explain why I'm eating my standby, broke as hell, I-haven't-made-it-to-Whole-Foods-yet dinner. Stovetop goulash. Basically, it's cooked whole wheat pasta, some mixed frozen veggies, Newman's Own Sockarooni sauce, Morningstar Farms recipe crumbles, and paprika. Maybe I'll add sautéed onions and mushrooms if I'm feeling fancy. I would never serve it to a guest, but I'll sure as shit eat it and love it on a Friday night after putting a cheap Target bookshelf together. I don't feel like dicking around. Just throw it in a bowl and watch The Wire.


So, don't worry. I'll be back tomorrow (after work, and a trip to the store) to cook up something that requires a measuring cup, and is definitely more pretty than it is comforting.



Sometimes, the best meals are the impromptu ones.

allularpunk said...

haha.. this is almost identical to my post yesterday. i also had a stovetop quick-meal after a long evening of doing other stuff (mine's always a curry though). then i went to the grocery store last night and am in high hopes of better foods to come! your goulash still looks very yummy. i totally get the thing about making yourself food you'd never serve a guest, but is still ultra yummy to you.

Bethany said...

making meals that fit into your schedule is smart. especially if it is as tasty as that looks.

I'm so spacey. I am making something way too involved for the night that the debate is on.