Hooray, we made it to 2015! To celebrate, I baked some potatoes!
On nights when I just don’t feel like cooking, we often end up ordering pizza. And pretty much every time I push for Dominos. Not because they’re the cheapest or the most delicious, but because they have GARLIC CHEESE BREAD. Will always jokes that he’s going to give up on ordering me pizza and just order me garlic bread, to which I’m like, “Yes, that sounds good, please do that,” but apparently that’s not a healthy way to eat in his opinion. Bah humbug, I say. I’m not eating garlic cheese bread for my health! That’s what all those kale salads are for!
Does winter just make you crave a big bowl of beige stuff? Like risotto. And mac and cheese. If I could live on various forms of mac and cheese until April, I so would.
But luckily I came across Oh She Glow’s Buddha Bowl yesterday. And OK, I decided I still wanted cheese sauce instead of the dressing she suggested. But at least this way I’m eating chickpeas and cauliflower and quinoa instead of white pasta, right?
You know what sucks about being a member of society sometimes? Getting dragged down by all that general body crappiness that I think all women probably feel once in a while. Maybe it’s the colder weather, or the sheer amount of potatoes and cheese I’ve been eating lately, but yesterday it just all built up and lead to me having a tiny freak out about how terribly I was eating and what a bad person I am. All because my stomach is a bit pudgier than usual.
Um, what? I might be a bad person for not donating much to charity, but definitely not because I like me some carbs and cheese. And although I fully intend to start doing a bit more activity and maybe eating a few more vegetables, that can wait until next week. It’s Friday night, and I deserve to make one of my favourite eating dinner alone meals.
Proper comfort food starts with white bread. No multigrain or seeds or anything!
And that’s two kinds of cheese: old cheddar and gruyere.
French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese
(inspired by this Joy the Baker recipe, although mine is the lazier version. Come on, it’s Friday night, I don’t have the energy to be using herbs and deglazing)
- two slices Italian bread
- one onion
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (whatever kind pleases you most!)
Start by melting one tablespoon of the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Meanwhile thinly slice the onion. Add the onion to the butter and cook until golden and fragrant – about 15 minutes.
Put the onions into a bowl for now, and melt the remaining butter. Layer the cheese and onions in the bread, and cook over medium heat until both sides are brown and crispy. Eat! Preferably with potato chips and white wine while watching Netflix (lately I’ve been catching up on my Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23!).