Today marks the end of a beautiful four-day weekend. It started out a bit rainy last Wednesday evening. It turned out to be sunny and gorgeous. For lunch, I pulled out some leftover rice and decided to make fried rice. I diced carrot, celery, and onion. In a non-stick frying pan, I heated some oil and stir-fried the carrots. I added some grated ginger. The ginger perfumed the room and I added the celery and onion. This took a few minutes. Once complete, I added rice and continued to fry. To finish, I put in some ponzu sauce and dark sesame oil. After a weekend of indulgence, this slightly indulgent meal was definitely much lighter than we’ve had of late. It also made great use of our leftover rice!
For dinner, I pulled out a baked pasta dish I made a while back. I had frozen half of it to ensure we didn’t eat it all in one meal! The dish consisted of mostaccoli pasta, homemade marinara with ground beef and marsala wine. I topped the dish with a bechamel with a hint of nutmeg. This meal was a quick bake after having spent the weekend with family and putting up Christmas decorations. We finally finished decorating the house just before dark. The inside of the house is now complete as is the outside. Beautiful I must say!