Another holiday has come and gone… what’s next, St. Patty’s Day? Or President’s weekend, I guess, which I am fully celebrating by going home! I celebrated tonight by iChatting with Ari while I made dinner… and we watched Golden Girls together! He actually got me into that show, believe it or not. I have a feeling cozy movie nights will be in our future next weekend…
I followed Nicole’s polenta tutorial tonight and made one of my favorites… polenta fries! I was a little impatient and didn’t wait until the polenta was fully cooled before I started slicing, so they have a more “rustic” look.
I also baked a TJ’s salmon patty in Gliding Calm’s rub and steamed some broc.
I dipped the polenta and broccoli in marinara sauce… mighty tasty. I wish I’d had some of that gorgonzola sauce from the Aspen Social Club that they use for their fries. Next time…
A couple hours later, I made a decadent treat I’ve had my eye on since Wednesday. Melissa Clark created this recipe for her husband, who can’t have dairy, soy, nut milk, etc. I adapted this recipe:
Coconut Hot Chocolate
1/2 oz 73 % dark chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/2 can (15-oz size) light coconut milk
1/8 brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Stir cocoa into boiling water, set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, combine coconut milk, brown sugar and salt. Simmer until sugar melts. Whisk in cocoa/water and chocolate until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
I added some marshmallows, which de-veganized it, but added some fluff!
I had a bowl of popcorn with nutritional yeast while I watched Brick Lane with Jalene. I’ve had the book on my bookshelf for a few years, but haven’t read it. I really liked the movie, though… it’s very quiet but beautifully shot.
A year ago today, I was with my friends in Paris at Georges, the restaurant on top of the Centre Pompidou. My friend Caitlin was studying in Madrid, so she came to visit for the weekend and we all went to have drinks and dessert at this swanky restaurant where you can see the whole city. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year! Time flies.
Anyway, time for me to hit the hay. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!