Food is very dull chez nous, these days. I like what I'm eating, but I wouldn't really want to share it with you. Leftover fried rice? Bean burrito?
So, here's the classiest thing we've turned out of the kitchen in weeks. "Chinese" beef salad.
There was a really good piece of leftover grilled steak in the freezer, and our fridge is filled with crisp winter greens: baby gem lettuce and pepper cress. The orange tree is loaded with golden globes. For some reason we have three packages of cellophane noodles in the pantry. Add in radishes and scallions, and a brisk dressing made with rice vinegar and sesame oil (and stuff). Toasted cashews on top. Done.
It was so '80s.
I felt like I was having lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.
And I liked it!