Had lunch with my friend Chris today, at Kafe 421. What is it about me forgetting lunches at Kafe 421? I damn near did it again, but luckily Chris called ahead of time, so once more I dashed off for Dinkytown looking like a hungover college student. Not even that good, because a college student can pull off the no-makeup, unshowered look and I, uh, can’t. Oh well. It was great, as always, to see Chris, and we had yummy food, as is usual at Kafe 421. She was even nice enough to let me take her picture, with her lunch, with my new camera. Chris had a gyro, I had a burger with avocado (yep, it was killer), and we both had a side of butternut squash soup instead of fries. All good, all good.
So for tonight, hmmm, I’ve got lots of pork roast left from last night. I pulled it into bite-size pieces last night before putting it away. My idea for tonight is to crisp a few pieces with sliced garlic, chopped herbs or greens of some sort, and mushrooms, and toss it with papardelle. Keep it earthy, rustic. If it works, I’ll post the recipe. I’ll need a VERY small amount after my filling lunch. If I had my druthers, and had no one else to cook for tonight, I’d have crisp pork with a little polenta. But John and Nathan aren’t big polenta fans (!?!) so papardelle will have to do, ha.
OK, made the pasta, I thought it was quite good, John and Nathan thought it so-so. Darn! I’m quickly discovering how tough it is to photograph food and make it look appetizing…hmmm…but I’ll continue experimenting. Anyhow, I’ll post not a recipe, but the basic method that I used to make it, similar to the Papardelle with Tuna Sauce I posted earlier. It is handy for creating your own pastas, perhaps from leftovers, perhaps from what you have in the pantry.
Now what I need, on this Sunday night, is a quick walk around the neighborhood, followed by a nice, warm bath. Oh, that sounds DAMN good. A few Agraria lavender bubbles, light a couple of candles, ahhhh. No calories, pure heaven. I’m SO in…