Uh-oh. I can feel myself starting to slip back into pajama mode.
5pm hits. It’s been a long day. The threat of rain – snow even – is right on the horizon. All you want to do is go home after work, throw on your comfiest PJs and dig into some Thin Mints… You know the feeling.
I thought I had been cured of this dreadful condition after daylight savings time started earlier this month, and we enjoyed a few days in the upper 60s, but after the third windy, grey and rainy day in a row, PJM has returned with a vengeance!
The only cure I know is to hightail it to the gym ASAP, which I forced my sleepy, lazy self to do after work today. This treadmill routine pepped me right up!
Huffed and puffed through while giggling to the Friends episode where Monica gets her hair braided on their tropical vacation. Classic!
Pajama mode disabled. Revived self re-enabled! How do you get yourself out of "pajama mode"?
In other news, it was Trader Joe’s Night tonight. Tofu Masala!
Per the recommendation of several people, I picked up a jar of Masala Simmer Sauce and a bag of frozen naan to whip up for my favorite night of the week. I love the complex flavors of Indian food, and was super pumped to try it.
For one thing, it’s awfully convenient.
All you do is toss the sauce in a pan with a little water and a protein, add some veggies at the end, then serve!
I divided the sauce and made his and hers simmer skillets.
Tofu & Green Onions for her…
Chicken breast for him…
Broccoli for all!
ps GET A SPLATTER SHIELD if you make this simmer sauce. For once I was glad I have an orange kitchen. The splatters blend right in!
As the skillets simmered away, I got to work on the Naan. And when I say "got to work" I really mean "put two pieces of frozen naan in a 400 degree oven for 1 minute." No seriously. One minute!
Loooooved this Naan! Light and airy, but still chewy and dense. It’s a culinary conundrum!
The best way to enjoy a piece is to slather it with a little butter while it’s still piping hot, then scoop up the masala with a chunk of it. I am totally ok with this!
Served on a bed of rice that was made while the skillets were simmering. Really doesn’t get much easier than this folks. But…
Masala Simmer Sauce: 6/10. It was good. Spicier than I thought it would be, which I liked, but it was just good. Not great. I would have liked more Indian-inspired flavors like garam masala.
Frozen Naan: 11/10. I would scoop up anything with this bread. It is to die for!
In other news, T…G…I…T (thank goodness it’s Thursday) because Thursday is my Friday, and I am so glad this week is over! I have been crazy busy at work, which is better than being bored, but still – I’m ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. Whew!
Have a good night!
Favorite Friends Character?
Are you a "bread person"? What’s your favorite kind?
I find that most people either love bread, or they’re just kind of indifferent about it. Until I started eating Great Harvest bread last year, I was pretty indifferent. I had just been eating the pre-sliced, bagged bread my whole life, which I just really didn’t care about!