Since the last mountain of snow melted, my backyard has been brown and dull, and despite the early Daylight Savings Time change I felt as though winter would never end. Suddenly these crocuses popped up! There is little bit of color, and I feel lighter and brighter. And Mr. Tess’s work in Virginia is almost finished and he’ll be home soon. It’s
a change of seasons, a change of circumstances…
What’s good once, is good twice: a lesson learned by cooking for just myself for so much of the last five months. At first, my inclination was to eat snacks rather than meals, but the novelty soon wore thin. I found myself craving a satisfying and wholesome plate of real food. Cooking for one makes as much mess as preparing a comunal meal, and my dishwasher was in Florida, and then Virginia. So most of the recipes I’ve written about have the virtue of being good once, twice, or even thrice, re-heatable, or eat-able at room temperature.
I’d been skeptical about the bite-sized tonkatsu being good at room temperature, but in fact they were! Of course one loves deep-fried food hot and crispy, but through the magic of panko these pretty spirals were still crunchy and enjoyable. I’d packed this meal to take to work, but in the morning, fresh pineapple and cottage cheese appealed to me so this was dinner in front of my Mac.
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