Once again I entirely wussed out on Wednesday by not making a post at all (as opposed to making a foolish post and billing it as Wuss-out Wednesday. Why didn’t I do that? What the hell, me?) (And for future reference, autocorrect, I almost never mean “he’ll”).
Where was I? Ah yes, making a blog post. One thing I did not wuss out on last night was cooking. Lately I have been having restaurant leftovers, sometimes going so far as to heat them up, or frozen dinners, or not much at all for supper. Last night I actually cooked.
I had a green pepper I had picked up last Sunday when I grocery shopped. I had meant to do something with it then but was too lazy. It was looking a little peaky, and I am very Waste Not, Want Not, so I chopped it up while it was still edible. I put it in a frying pan with the last of a bottle of Baco Noir from Adirondack Winery (just to add a little regional flair). Yes, so etimes when I cook with wine, I put it in the food. Full disclosure: I also poured myself a glass from a box I just happened to have on hand.
I chopped up an onion to add and lamented that I had no fresh garlic. When the wine had entirely boiled away, I added some oil, making the joke of what if I had mistaken the bottle of Karo syrup for olive oil? When the pepper and onion were pretty well cooked, I added a can of diced tomatoes and some spices: granulated garlic, basil, oregano, and parsley.
I had the mixture over ziti with grated parmesan cheese. Yum! And I have plenty left over. Maybe I could use it as pizza sauce…