I never thought I would have so many crazy adventures in so little time. Today is my sixth day in Wisconsin and I still haven’t been able to cook anything worthy of a post due to my extensive adventure-filled days (right). On Thursday I was able to go to a supermarket to do some grocery shopping where my new dear friend Marilyn works (she’s retired but has like five part-time jobs). The Hy-vee is a Mid-West supermarket chain that, according to Marilyn, has award-winning chinese food. Wow. I totally had to have some right? I guess Marilyn’s good taste ends with good shampoo because even though the food was edible it was by no means great. What is great though is the customer service. They are so nice! And when I say nice, I mean NICE. I guess I’m going to love it here…
I was so excited with the food variety that all I could think of was the great ingredients I could use: fresh, clean and citrusy lemon grass and kafir lime leaves for a delicious Tom Yum Goong, a staple in Thai cuisine, earthy and aromatic Garam Masala for an authentic Indian flavor (Who ❤ ‘s coconut curry?? me, me, me!!) and lastly but not least, sweet and ripe plantains for a delicious side-dish of “amarillos” to take me right back home. I was in heaven filling my cart with all kinds of exotic ingredients until I realized I still didn’t have any cookware and that I should stick with the basics for now. Sadly, I emptied my cart and started again: bread, milk, ham, cheese…BORING!
Even though I had bought all of this food I still wasn’t in the mood for cooking (lack of cookware does that to me) so I ordered in. Marilyn (of course!) had recommended this pizza place called “Glass Nickel Pizza”. They are a groovy small chain of restaurants that use bio-diesel as their power source for their delivery trucks. I was feeling in the mood for delicious and eco-friendly food so I gave in and called. I ordered their Mediterranean Lasagna which was absolutely delicious!! It was built as most lasagnas are but the ingredients were smashing! Tons of noodles baked with tomato sauce, pesto, fresh spinach, ricotta and feta cheese. It was legen-wait for it-dary!!!
I will probably get my stuff from the moving co. anytime in the next two weeks so I will have some of my cooking stuff and will start baking (hooray for me!). I promise I won’t continue with the “adventure” posts anymore. Pinkie swear. What do you guys think I should do first? I was thinking something chocolate!!! Do you agree? Yes? Great!!!
Well, I’m outtie for now!