Last Saturday we experienced a strange turn of the tables — Matt had to work all day, and I had no plans. I had the whole house to myself for the majority of the day, and while I probably should have tidied or done laundry or something productive in that kind of way, I decided to make a triumphant return to the kitchen I’d been ignoring for ages. I knew Matt would only be able to take a short dinner break and thought it’d be nice for him to come home to something homemade, already cooked, rather than try to figure out how to feed both of us after spending a weekend day at work.
Pineapples were on sale at the grocery store and I’ve been really wanting pineapple salsa lately, so I threw together a batch of it — it’s really, really easy (recipe here). This time I used a red pepper because the green peppers available were tiny and gross, and a sweet onion because the red onions available were HUGE… and gross. #smalltownproblems
I texted Matt a picture of me eating it with Scoops and he was back at the house for a snack break within 15 minutes.
Then for dinner I used the fresh salsa to make chicken enchiladas (this recipe, but I used flour tortillas, made less food and accidentally left it under the broiler too long). Along with it I threw together cilantro rice because we had so much leftover cilantro (Martha’s recipe, but I had no lime left over so I used lemon).
For dessert, an amalgamation of totally unhealthy Kraft products (and this makes a HUGE cheesecake, FYI).
I basically spent my entire afternoon in the kitchen, but it was worth it to feel like I was actually doing something worthwhile! Now, if I can find free Saturdays every week, and an empty kitchen… 🙂