What a crazy day...between jury duty, midterms, and trying to get paid (it has been 5 months, and I have yet to receive a paycheck). Instead of just heating up leftovers (as I usually do on Monday nights), I decided to unwind by cooking. I checked out some recipes on Allrecipes.com and after realizing that I hardly had anything in my kitchen/pantry (Not even a tomato!), I finally succumbed to pasta. I sauteed garlic & onions in olive oil, then added canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and for added "healthiness" fresh spinach (I'm tired of salads at the moment), & salt & pepper to taste. I garnished with gorgonzola...not sure that was the best pair because of it's strong flavor.
I can't believe what a stress reliever something so simple as that was. Afterward, I was able to get a couple of good hours of studying in. And now, I have the bug. As soon as I'm done with my midterm (and yoga) on Thursday, I'm going to spend a couple of hours baking. I also want to start having friends over on Sundays for dinner (after Super Bowl of course)...It might be fun to do different theme nights.
On a side note, I FINALLY finished A Hundred Years of Solitude. If only I could be as strong of a woman as Ursula.