Today was a glorious day off. I spent most of it by myself, which was actually quite enjoyable. I ran along the Flatirons and took in all the Autumn colors.
I learned all about how to store and receive food, which was super thrilling. If there was a way to type sarcasm, that sentence would have been loaded with it. My online sanitation class is a huge time suck. I made some lunch and then took a trip to the grocery store.
Cooked some chicken, quinoa and green olive stew! Straight from my newest Sunset magazine. I didn’t feel like splurging on ancho chile powder, so I just used cayenne. I also used a rotissery chicken instead of cooking my own and used water instead of broth. Turned out well! I loved the salty olives in the stew; I would have never thought to put them in there! The orange zest added a nice subtle flavor as well. The boyfriend enjoyed it as well, so it’s a keeper!
If you can find the beer to go with it, I bet it would be wonderful. I couldn’t and instead got some gewurztraminer, my new favorite white wine. Ever since I tasted this in class, I have been obsessed with it. It’s a drier white wine and has a long, peppery finish. It has a complexity of flavor unlike any other white wine I’ve tried.
The boyfriend and I are relaxing now and I’m thinking about getting ready for bed. Early day tomorrow! Second day of Storeroom and Product Identification. Another non-cooking class; I haven’t used my knife kit in almost a month. It’s all important though.
I hope you had a relaxing day too! Be well and happy eating!