The problem with a 4 day work week (since Monday was Memorial Day in the United States) is that 5 days of work get crammed into 4 days. And come Friday of most weeks I am tired. I-want-to-do-nothing kind of tired.
And to the two people who asked, yes I work. I work hard. A lot. I guess you took this blog to imply that I just travel around the world on a whim, go to cool restaurants, and play with my cat. Illusion busted. I wish. I have to fund my own lifestyle and that of a spoiled cat. Since I am not a criminal, don’t have a trust fund, and never buy lottery tickets, that leaves one option – work.
But this post isn’t about me. It’s about my Friday night low-cost dinner that could have easily costed $20 at a restaurant. Too tired and too not-in-the-mood to go out, I cooked.
First I walked to my garden and saw some carrots and chard ready to pick. I looked in my refrigerator to see what I had. I had some Gaspars Portuguese Linguica (my mother picked it up last time she was in New Bedford Masschusets I love their sausage). I also had some Italian Bread and of course black walnuts because who wouldn’t have black walnuts in their refrigerator.
And literally 15 minutes later I had created this delicious beauty.
The morale of this story:
- Be creative in cooking. If there are four things you like put them together and you may surprise yourself.
- Have a backyard garden or join a community garden. Having fresh produce will take you far.
- Going out to eat shouldn’t be for convienence, it should be for an experience. Keep the magic alive.