Monday, June 22, 2009

The First Meal

Wow - where have I been, right? It's been over 2 months since I've last blogged, and to me, it seems like much more than that. But it's not because I haven't wanted to get into the kitchen - I just haven't had the time. In short, in the past 2 months I:
*Finally graduated from college with a new degree
*Started a new job in a brand-new city
*Packed up and moved to new apartment in said city

I'm finally starting to get settled in my new home and am loving the quietness of the woods that my dining room and living room windows face. Although I still have to adjust to the lighting and windows for my photos, I thought I'd post a picture of the first meal I made tonight in my new home.

No recipes just yet, but I promise as soon as I complete the final move this weekend, I'll be back to share some recipes for all of that summer produce that is so plentiful.

For my first meal, I just had to use something fresh, so I decided to grab some lovely green beans and sauteed them in sesame oil with onion, garlic, and a few pinches of salt. I also tried this recipe for a vegetarian meatloaf option, adding more horseradish, as well as crushed red pepper, montreal steak seasoning, chopped fresh serrano peppers, and plenty of fresh garlic. It's not too bad, although I'll have to post my most favorite vegetarian meat loaf recipe sometime soon. Here's a look at the entire meal:

The First Meal

(please excuse the quality of the picture - my real camera is packed somewhere and I had to use my everyday one)

Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you on the flipside of the weekend!


Heather said...

Congratulations on all the changes. Glad to see you back!

Tamara said...

I've been missing your blog posts and am very happy to see you back. Thanks for the post and congrats on all the positive changes of recent! Welcome back!

LJ said...

Oh how I've missed you.

kickpleat said...

Those are some big changes! Congratulations! I look forward to more posts when you're all settled and ready :)

Caroline said...

Nothing like a bucket full of life changing events - is there?? I'm so glad you are back!! I have been having fun making some of your "old" stuff I never got to. Congratulations on all you have accomplished and your new life journey!!