Monday, November 06, 2006

I'm out of Basil

I'm out of basil. Even the dried kind. This leads me to believe that either a) I cook too much with basil, or b) I'm a terrible shopper and give little thought to the food in my house.

Regardless, I discovered this halfway through making a tantalizing pot of Thai Green Curry Chicken. I was very hungry this evening, and when I'm hungry, I tend to add more ingredients to what I'm cooking instead of fewer. This is problematic because my food then takes longer to cook, I am even more tempted by the savory smells in my kitchen, and I run out of basil faster.

I find Colorado Springs to be a bit of a frosty town, and so I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I painted the wall I am facing a pumpkin color (I need to do another coat behind the fridge one of these days) and I keep my favorite things in the kitchen too. My books, my computer, my puppy, my glass of wine, and my food.

And so I return now to my favorite things.... I hope everyone has had a terrific weekend! (I can use the word terrific now since I have finally, at the ripe old age of 28, learned how to spell it).


Lydia said...

i love this picture of you
that's a bummer that you're out of basil

Bone-a-fide said...

Ooh. I'm jealous of your pumpkin colored wall! Nice! We just moved into a new place with very tall ceilings and dirty-white walls. I'm obsessed with imagining the different colors I want to paint them...but it will all have to wait until spring.
Hope you have more basil by now!