Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Vegetables Scare Me
I have a refrigerator full of food and I can't figure out what to make for dinner! Its crazy making, this dinner thing. I looked through two cookbooks, trying to find a recipe that incorporated eggplant, onion, chicken, maybe even broccoli with a yummy sauce, and I got tripped up by my own inflexibility. If I make the eggplant recipe that I'm looking at, that says the eggplant will absorb the sauce, will I be left with dry chicken and rice? If I make the Lo mein recipe, will it work to substitute almost everything in the recipe, including the noodles, and just use the sauce? In the end, I abdicated this responsibility entirely and made my husband make dinner, which he is doing right now. I know I should feel so lucky to have a man who doesn't mind having eggplants shoved at him after a long day in the office, but all I'm feeling is disappointed, in advance even, that I don't get anything yummy for dinner. What he's making could turn out to rock my world, but all I keep thinking about is the eggplant and ground chicken dish at PF Changs, and anything less than that will be disappointing. I'm such a brat.