Saturday, January 15, 2011

Linden: A mediocre experiment (or, Emptying the Pantry, Part Two)

Time to dust off the whisks, family members! This last week I've been getting by on whatever was in my fridge, for I had exams and papers and projects (as Mama can grumpily attest to). Concordant with this, here is my lunch from a few days ago. It was one of those experiments that you just can't predict the outcome of. Of course it had some cheese, which always improves your chances.

You know, I prefer when experiments are either really good or really awful. Sort of mediocre results just aren't exciting, and you have to eat them anyways.

(Papa told me the trick about flower mode, so now all of my pictures are going to be slightly less awful. Hey look, colorful pasta!)

That is tortellini, with a bean salad added in. I am not as good as Papa at making his bean salads, and I think this is because he puts something else into them. Mine contained black beans, chick peas, tomato, onion, avocado and goodness, with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil and pepper tossed in. It was better on the second day, and better on the third. So I tossed some in with my tortellini and it was all right. Not really used to having cheesy pasta and vinegar, but it was an interesting combination. I would have it again only if my fridge ever looks the way it did this past week.

Fortunately, the dog days are over and I now have a whole new term in front of me, and lots of cheese in my fridge.

1 comment:

  1. He he!  Funny how "Emptying The Pantry" cooking is often classed as experimental.