Forget Singing, I Want to Run in the Rain.Posted: June 5, 2010
Oh, Florida, your schizophrenic weather never fails. Four o’clock rolled around, bringing with it a downpour that made me want to go out and play in it like a five year old.
So I did. On went the sneakers, and just for shits and giggles, I sprinted around my block (a whopping quarter mile, if that). By the time I got back in just a few minutes later, I was SOAKED. It was glorious. So worth the walking double pneumonia I may or may not develop as a result.
Nutritionally conscious athlete that I am, I felt compelled to refuel after that intense effort 😉
In sharp contrast to the gray sky, dinner was a colorful adaptation of another adaption. I came across it here on Ciao Chow Linda, who originally pulled it from Wolfgang Puck’s “Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen”. Since I had no plans at all to make that huge of a loaf (all the recipes I feature here are all one, maybe two servings), I did some serious portion-cutting.
Cheesy Carrot and Spinach Bake (vegetarian)
- 1 cup carrots
- 2-3 large handfuls spinach
- 2 eggs
- 2-3 ounces (approx 2 deli slices) swiss cheese
- olive oil cooking spray
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- Sautee’ carrots and spinach in separate pans.
2. Grate or chop cheese into very small pieces.
3. Break eggs and mix yolks with whites; stir in cheese
4. Portion 2/3 of the egg/cheese mixture into a bowl with the carrots; portion the remaining 1/3 into a bowl with the spinach. Mix thoroughly.
5. Pour half the carrot mixture into a lightly buttered ramekin. Then layer in the entire bowl of spinach mixture, followed by the rest of the carrots.
6.) Bake on 375* for 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
I think next time, I’m going to halve the dairy and go with 1 slice of swiss and 1 egg and double the vegetable portions. As fab as this was, I was definitely more in the market for a veggie-heavy dish like Linda’s. I like a little cheese here and there, but definitely not this much. All things considered, though, I definitely liked this bad boy, melty overload and all.
I’m definitely ready for some coffee and a stupid chick flick to end my Saturday. Anyone have big things going down for the rest of your weekends? Or, more importantly, does anyone else love to run in the pouring rain?