There was so much going on today at the house I couldn't be sure when James would be ready for dinner. I needed something hearty (lots of digging and trenching) that could still be put together on short notice -- and didn't need to be hot so I could get dinner prepped in advance. I settled on a dinner salad with lentils, arugula, goat cheese, and butternut squash roasted with olive oil, S&P and a sprinkle of chili powder. When James came in I mixed all the prepared ingredients together, sprinkled a little mint on top and tossed his salad in a tangy balsamic, oregano vinaigrette.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.