I swore that I wouldn’t work this weekend, but I just couldn’t stop myself from spending a few hours in the kitchen. It turns out, I should have listened to my initial instinct because I wound up with a bunch recipe fails and a pile of frustration. I’m kind of irritated right now, not because my recipes didn’t work out, but because I wasted precious weekend time. Plus, I made a big enough mess to require running the dishwasher three times today.
For the remaining few hours of the weekend I’ll be drinking beer, watching reruns of The Mindy Project, and trying to mentally prepare myself for a week filled with total chaos and insanity.
On the upside, I did get to spend a morning with all the kids on Saturday, the weather has been perfect, the pool is fixed and refreshing, and we caught the Sunday concert in the local park. Why is it that when things are so great, we can only focus on what’s been pissing us off? I have got to let go of these recipe fails .
It starts with staying out of the kitchen. I shouldn’t have been in there to begin with this weekend. I’ve been going 110% lately and am starting to burn out. I should know better than to keep pushing when I know I need a break. The next time I vow to stay away, I will remember this post and listen to my gut.
For dinner tonight; cold foods only. Green tomatoes make an awesome caprese salad. Burrata cheese, crunchy red onions, avocado, a sprinkling of fresh basil and a drizzle of a little aged balsamic is the perfect meal to wind down a weekend. Plus, it’s totally impossible to screw up so I know I won’t end my night on a low note.
Oh wait, The Hubs just came in and told me it smells like dead animal in my office.
This is going to have to wait until tomorrow.
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