And I thought not writing since Thanksgiving was bad two months ago…yikes!
These last couple of months have been a whirlwind. If I told myself everything that was going to happen between January and today, I wouldn’t have believed myself.
Let’s begin with the fact that the place JF and I were supposed to move into fell through. When I say fell through, I mean it nearly fell apart. The place was in complete shambles, a nightmare. But that was all just as well because I had been unsure about it from the beginning, so this was really just the universe giving me a big flashing neon sign. Message received.
But we had already moved out of our old place, and going back wasn’t an option. So we did what you’d expect, and moved our little family and all of our material possessions into my parents living room, obviously.
Apollo is clearly fine with this arrangement.
The other critter you see on the bed there is my four-legged sister, LuLu. She has a deep love for JF, so she is also fine with this.
I’ve told you all that my parents are the two most divine beings on the planet, and this situation was no exception. They welcomed us back into their space without batting an eyelash. There was simply no other way, in their opinion. Of course we were coming to stay with them until we found something better. Until…
JF and I made the difficult, but necessary decision not to live together anymore. We are still going strong after having just celebrated five years together as of last week. But we deserved the financial break. We also deserved the ability to “date” each other for the first time. It’s been romantic and sweet and I cry every time he leaves, but it’s for the best at this point in our lives. Another thing I know for sure to add to the list.
And yes, Apollo is with me.
So were with Mom & Dad for now. Which has been…an adjustment. But Karin & Roy are the two best parental room-mates you could hope for, so I’m counting my blessings. Plus there’s their huge beautiful kitchen. Which leads me to…
This breakfast bowl I threw together a few days ago. It was fast and nutritious, and exactly what I needed after all this madness. Something I cooked for myself that was warm and comforting. Something both good for me and good to me.
I pretty much threw together a mash up of whatever was in the fridge and pantry, and I wound up with this delicious concoction that I’ll definitely make again. On purpose this time!
You Will Need:
1 cup cooked Quinoa
2 eggs, poached soft (which is what I was going for…)
A small handful of Capers
1 cup Cannelini Beans
1 medium Onion, chopped into rings and halved.
1 fistful of Kale
Olive Oil and Butter, and Maple Syrup for cooking
In a large skillet, begin by melting your butter or olive oil over medium heat. If using butter, once it’s melted, throw in your capers and let them start to brown.
Add in your cooked Cannelini Beans and let them start to brown in the butter as well. They might start to pop open from the heat, that is okay, they’ll taste the same!
Toss in the kale and let that saute’ with the capers and beans. Once all the kale has “wilted” down, pour everything into a bowl over the quinoa.
In the same pan, pour in about 1/4c of Maple Syrup and add the onions to the pan to caramelize. Once those are done to your liking, add that to the bowl with the other ingredients.
My aim was to have soft poached eggs with this, and to have runny yolks making everything more awesome. But alas, my parent’s fancy egg poacher was too advanced for me, and they came out pretty much hard-boiled. I’ll stick to a pot of water and vinegar for my future poaching endeavors…
Throw those bad boys on top and call that breakfast, son!
Thanks for reading, everyone. I’ll be back soon…
…for real this time.