I had an Amy’s pizza waiting for me in the freezer tonight but when I got home from work the weather was stormy and I felt like making something for myself instead of just heating up something for myself. So, I turned to the simplest and truest dinner I know.
Nothing more than bread, an omelet and a salad. This meal kept me going in Paris when I was living on my own and, at times, incredibly homesick. Eggs are cheap and I had a tiny gas stove and not much else. Before I went I always thought you needed to load up “stuff” into your omelet to make it a meal….and I think that is a typical American way of thinking (how can I get more?). But, the French don’t think like that. They see the perfection of the meal in the simplicity that it brings. Simple eggs, a combination of fat and protein that have kept people going for centuries. The perfect omelet need nothing more than a grind of salt and pepper and that’s how I always ate them at my apartment (and out in cafes) in Paris. They rarely serve omelets with ham, cheese and the like. Tonight, however, I did have a small piece of goat cheese I wanted to use before I go out of town tomorrow so I crumbled that up and added it as well. It was really small amount…maybe half an ounce if that. And, yes, I realize I’ve had eggs two days in a row now but I don’t think I’ll die. It just seemed good at the time. I also had a glass of red wine.
I watched the movie “Definitely, Maybe” tonight. It was okay. As girlie as I can be, I’m more of a fan of sweeping wartime epics than chick flicks and romantic comedies. Always have been. I’m a fan of Braveheart, The English Patient, Gone with the Wind, The Patriot, Last of the Mohicans….you get the picture. This was cute for a light comedy though and while I watched I snacked on a 100 calorie kettle corn popcorn bag with a couple squares of my 70% dark chocolate. Mixed the chocolate squares into the hot popcorn and the flavors were just fabulous. Kind of like mixing your peanut m&ms into your movie popcorn (my parents do this). I love the sweet and salty combo!
Off to pack and read!