This is the conclusion to my week as a single parent. I intentionally left the "easier" meals until last. So on Wednesday, we had "antipasti." I call it antipasti, but I do believe it's not the traditional sort. Anyway, I made myself a little salad with a honey mustard vinaigrette (approximately 1/2 tsp. honey mustard, about 3 tbsp olive oil, approx 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar**, kosher salt and pepper to taste).
I cut up a pear for Bug, as well as sliced up some smoked mozzarella (she loves the stuff).
smoked duck, thanks to my local purveyors Hudson Valley Duck Farm at Fresh Direct.
For Thursday, we made one of Bug's favorites: Soft-Boiled Eggs with Artichoke Bread Fingers*, courtesy of Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate and Zucchini cookbook:
Of course, I don't call them "artichoke bread fingers" - she'd never eat them. So it becomes: "Hey, hon, how about eggs with dippers tonight?" Enthusiastic choruses of hallelujah and Mom is a hero.
Adam came home around midnight on Friday so I had still had one more night to get through. Friday night. You know what I did? I ordered a pizza to be delivered, like any normal human being. And called the week a success.
Eat, drink, and don't just survive...THRIVE.
* The site this links to is the recipe...but gives no credit to Chocolate and Zucchini. So I give it here. That is where I got the recipe.
Note: This is fun. All the photos of the antipasti meal posted here? Taken by Bug (aka my 9yo daughter). I was rushing around: opening wine, getting the table set... And she asked if she could take photos. And this is the result. Am I proud? Totally.