Tuesday night. Taco night. Yeah…the lack of excitement in the air was palpable.
Not because there’s anything wrong with tacos. In fact, these ones were pretty good, as healthy dinner fare goes. But: no, it’s not a herb-encrusted rack of lamb or a delicately seared plate of scallops or an indulgent plate of fried whatever.
It’s…well, it’s just dinner.
And it takes 20 minutes to prepare and it’s relatively good for us and it doesn’t require a separate trip to the grocery store or cost an arm and a leg in ingredients.
Over the weekend, I was asked why I don’t blog my dinners/recipes as often as I used to. So I thought about that.
I don’t consider myself a master in the kitchen by any means – unless the skill in question is burning things under the broiler (why, broiler, why do you turn on me so quickly? There goes the last bagel….)
But I do hope that, over the nearly two years (!) that I’ve been depositing daily words on these here internets, I might have improved a bit. And with that, I think, comes a certain raising of the standards. To be able to say: oh, it’s just a bowl of pasta and it was just good instead of exceptional? Well, let’s skip that one, then.
And I don’t think this is a bad thing. I read a lot of blogs and nothing makes my eyes roll back in their sockets quite like: OMG you guys, it’s the best grilled cheese sandwich everrrrrrr! Make this now! Bread and cheese and butter! In a pan! Have you made this yet? It’s life changing! Now click through that link and pay me!
Um. I have a pretty high tolerance for hyperbole, but…it’s a damn sandwich.
And tonight for dinner, we ate damn tacos.
They were damn decent tacos, so if you want the “recipe” of sorts, it is here: Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos [<–not a link that pays me anything, just a site that a friend of mine developed that I prefer for housing and organizing my recipes, rather than cluttering them in the text here]
But I guess that is why I don’t blog as many so-called recipes as I used to. Because if I’m very lucky, my kitchen spews forth one or two excellent food products a month. And those are the ones I want to share. Everything else?
It’s just food.
It’s not bad but it’s not anything special. And frankly, if you are going to look at this site for recipes, I’d rather take a chance on you being wowed by something unique and risky than being underwhelmed by a common sandwich.
Anyway. So that’s that.
A few people have also asked how EL GATO GORDO is doing after his bladder infection flare-up. He is doing great and we are back to our old antics!
Which mostly involve him begging for food and me forcing him to do the cabbage patch.
Also, randomly, I’d like to note that there is currently a pirate ship parked outside of my place of employment:
It is there for a very good cause…however, I can’t seem to stop myself from daydreaming about ways to use the functional water cannons (!) to harass the alfresco diners at the restaurant next door.
After all, it’s just food….