KALE AND I NEED TO CROSS PATHS MORE OFTEN. We have spent way too long apart. Seriously. My food from the co-op came on Wednesday, but because of classes I haven't had time to really cook. Unless you count shoving almonds into my mouth in between classes, which I don't. But because it is a Saturday I do not have to be frantically scampering off to classes, yippee! Even better, it is a football Saturday! This means the basement in my resident hall will be completely empty for me to use the communal kitchen. I can blast Nora Jones from my laptop while I'm cooking; it will be just like I am home....kind of. I suppose I know I am a foodie when I would rather be cooking by myself in a basement than going to football games. But that would mean eating hotdogs from one of those sketchy stands...eww!
From the co-op this week I received beautiful Russian Kale and lots of beets so...I'm gonna roast them!
I roasted the beets and Kale with a pan that my dad shipped to me.
What a lovely gesture! This pan is getting more use than he could ever know. First, I roasted the beets for an hour, and then in the same pan I put some oiled kale on top for about 15 minutes. I then drizzled with honey. A lovely, simple meal.
Sometimes, I feel incredibly defeated trying to be a moonlight cook with very limited cookware. But you would be surprised how far one tiny pan can go. I try to be efficient with all of the cooking gear I have cramped into my dorm room. I use a mason jar as a container for silverware, I put a hook up underneath my lofted bed to hang my pot on, I hung a fruit holder underneath my bed. Some people probably think I'm crazy. But for me, its something I have to do, or else college wouldn't feel like home to me. So thanks, Dad, for that awesome pan. Proof that, just like you only need a few ingredients to make a good meal, you only need a few pieces of cookware to get the job done. Hopefully I am on my way to being a true "dorm room" cook, if there even is such a thing.