I was totally uninspired about dinner tonight. I do all the cooking. If I haven't planned for dinner in the morning, I rebel against cooking after I get home from work.
Hanging on the open refrigerator door, as one does, I had no plan. Then I decided to imagine that my family was coming to dinner or another important guest. What would I do?
That thought got me moving. I set some golden potatoes on to boil. I took two slices of bacon put them in a pan to cook.
We had fresh limes, so I made lime chicken. I dredged chicken breasts in spiced flour, cooked them in olive oil, and then juiced three fresh limes. I poured the lime juice over the chicken, with a slice of lime on each, and let them simmer.
I cooked some squash (I had bought it diced) with the bacon and some sliced onions. Finally, I cooked a package of grape tomatoes very simply by reducing them over a low flame. All that was left was to "smash" the potatoes. I didn't even take the skins off first!
Everything turned out great. I should treat myself as an important guest more often!