Happy Friday! Thank goodness it’s the weekend! I have lots of fun projects planned, places to go, and things to bake :)
How was your day? For some reason, it doesn’t matter what else happens during the day – Fridays are just always good days.
I am sad Nick and I weren’t able to travel to Illinois for his grandmother’s funeral, but we talked to his parents and it seems like everything went well. I’m just sad we weren’t able to be there – it was just impossible for us and Nick’s sister and her husband to get there. I’m hoping I can go there at least once to see the family that lives there. I’ve met most of them, but it would be fun to go out there to visit.
I had one of my muffins this afternoon around 4; I wasn’t super hungry so I didn’t eat the yogurt I brought, but I wasn’t sure if we would be working out after work or not so I just wanted something small to tide me over.
I had no plans for dinner.
I knew what I had in the fridge, but no ideas written down, no more meal ideas I had planned on for this week. I did some recipe searching and came up with a recipe to use for all my zucchini – the rest went from there.
I found this recipe, thanks to the Barefoot Contessa (who I wish was my best friend):
The star of this dinner was definitely this:
I bought this when we went to a Trader Joe’s at Christmas but hadn’t used it yet! I just kept forgetting to look up recipes that called for it, but tonight seemed like the perfect night.
I love the color and fragrance saffron has – it’s this amazing floral smell that you wouldn’t think would taste good in savory dishes, but it’s wonderful.
The couscous was awesome! Nick and I both loved all the flavors and fresh herbs, which we had growing on our porch.
We had chicken that needed to be used, so I just marinated it in a mixture of:
- lemon juice
- fresh basil
- garlic powder
- ground coriander
I finished the couscous while Nick grilled the chicken. I also had a layer of steamed broccoli and cauliflower underneath the couscous that you can’t see.
I also had kind of a crazy idea for dessert that started at work today. I’m not going to reveal it yet because honestly? It deserves it’s own post :) BUT – I will give you one hint:
Off to watch What Not to Wear!