Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Home, New Beginnings

Hey world, it's been a while.

I'd like to say I didn't stop cooking and having fun in the kitchen, but that might not be entirely true. I kicked off 2016 by doing a Whole30 and while it didn't help me with what I was hoping it would, it did remind me of my love of cooking. All it took was some gentle nudging, perhaps accidentally, from a new acquaintance that resulted in a late night impulse purchase and HERE I AM!

But not only does Just My Dinner have a new home, I do too! I've been pretty unsettled since 2009, but no more! Now that I'm armed with a surprisingly large kitchen in a not-so-nice apartment (hey, we're in our twenties!) I've finally unpacked my boxes and boxes of bakeware. Between that, my roommate's stainless steel cookware set, and my box of mismatched of dishes, I'm ready to tackle the world of the kitchen again! (And dig out my dusty 7D.)

Inspiration comes from surprising places. And I'm feeling inspired.

That being said, I'm running on a week of very little sleep. Armed with a fridge full of green vegetables, eggs, bacon, hot sauce, and a bizarre array of spices, I tackled breakfast this morning. I fried up some bacon, drained most of the grease, sauteed some thinly sliced brussels sprouts in that with a bit of salt and pepper, threw it on my plate, fried up an egg, and then topped it all with a few slices of avocado.

Easy, delicious, and I'm not sure if I'll ever get the smell of bacon grease out of my clothing since all the kitchen smells go straight into my room.

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