The welcoming committee brought it strong when I came in to my apartment today, after an early morning flight from Chicago to Raleigh.
It’s a good thing they’re so cute, as I spent the next three hours vacuuming up cat hair and kitty litter. Apparently the two of them spent their Christmas vacation shedding exuberantly and tracking litter in to every nook and cranny of the apartment.
Dinner time rolled around and I was exhausted. Facing an empty fridge, I headed to the local market to pick up something simple and delicious for dinner.
Of course, I ended up with these:
Four steps to the simplest fancy meal ever: (1) Purchase and cook decadent shellfish. (2) Drench in melted butter. (3) Consume with enthusiasm. (4) Wipe the trail of butter off of your chin.
Lobster tails were on sale and I just couldn’t resist. What’s one more indulgent meal, a post-vacation celebration? Besides – the hubs and I never got to have a nice meal, just the two of us, in all of the holiday madness. So tonight it was.
Today’s EAT: Lobster, sourdough baguette, and salad for two.
(Not pictured: mini-candle-lit fondue bowl of melted butter which was refilled three times.)
My greasy chin and I are both very satisfied.
Today’s DRINK: The label of this Marlena Chardonnay looked suspiciously like the cover of a generic chick lit novel.
I decided to give it a chance anyway. And it was good…in a very fruit-forward way. Not very complex; easy to decipher; and, yes, enjoyable, if rather one-dimensional. Kind of like chick lit.
Today’s RUN: Rest day! And not a day too soon, as my hammies are still grousing about Sunday’s very brief trip to the weight room. Ugh.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you have a go-to simple-but-delicious dinner? Mine is definitely crustacean (shrimp, crab or lobster) dipped in clarified butter with a good crusty bread. With salad or (in the summer) fruit salad on the side. It feels so decadent – yet it requires, like, zero effort. (And zero dishes too, if you use foil for cooking!)