Friday, May 14, 2010

Roses are red

Aren't these gorgeous?!

JP (who I heart mucho) got me flowers! Porque you ask? Well apparently one day he was fiddling around with the time function on excel (this is what he does in his down time at work I guess) and had a smart idea. "Hey lemme figure out when our 1,000 day anniversary is!". And so, on that day, I got these. That day was today (or yesterday? But the florist couldn't deliver then because it was a holiday in France. A holiday during which I was, of course, at work for half the day).

It was drizzling outside and they arrived with all these drops of rain and I was just scared that they'd wilt during the day! But no, its thankfully alive. Apparently the internet site suggested the following message: "Let this bouquet of flowers be a messenger of our love". Oh please. Blah. Too sappy for me. But JP being JP wrote some cute (and less sappy) stuff. Including how he hopes we'll reach 10,000 days.

Now, JP - did you use excel to do the math on that? That is over 24 years. There'd be little Mexican Russian babies running around, are you kidding me?! Well they wouldn't be babies, they'd be waaaay older. I'd be almost 50! That's nuts! Be careful what you wish for... :P Anyhow, I'm trailing as usual.

Starving at work with no fresh food in my apartment, I turned to my pantry (and copious amounts of dairy products in the fridge). Et voila! It totally hit the spot. I rarely want pasta but I was looking for something quick, easy, comforting and with tons of flavor. I'm writing the recipe for 2, but, of course, I made it for one (where's my Cooking for One book JL?)

Pantry Spaghetti with Creme Fraiche

1/4 box of spaghetti (or however much 2 ppl eat)
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (depending how spicy you like it)
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1/4 cup creme fraiche
Handful of breadcrumbs

Put a pot of salted water to boil. Once boiling, add spaghetti.

Meanwhile, put a small pan on low heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil, the red pepper flakes, garlic and onion, and sautee gently for 5 minutes, until the garlic and onions are starting to brown a little. Add the creme fraiche and let simmer for a minute or two. Take off heat.

Once the spaghetti is done, put the pan with the creme fraiche sauce back on low heat, and add the cooked spaghetti until it is evenly coated with the sauce.

Put into a bowl, top with breadcrumbs and eat. So simple, so good.


  1. O.m.g. Too f-in' cute!! And the whole Excel thing is pretty dorky - but super cute.

  2. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Krasivye tswetochki..:) On u tebia molodets..:)