It's not really a huge deal other than there is now a 2 hour time difference between us. That's just annoying. And, we discovered that AT&T has forgotten to 'raise the bar' there and his reception is awful. I spent most of today working on my research (grad school is currently owning me) but I got to talk to him for about an hour. Then he was off to be with the boys for the night. I guess that's it for our communication until tomorrow.
As much as the LerDR stinks for us, I think he's pretty excited to actually drop some live bombs.
I can't believe I just wrote that...he has a crazy job.
Guess what? The LerDR and the LDR will be OVER OVER OVER OVER OVER in two weeks!! (Did you like the echo effect? I did that on purpose...)
I'm pretty excited and I'm pretty sure Elmer is, too.
Here's the recipe I promised you. I made this up the other night -- I'm trying to use up some of the ingredients in the house so I don't have to move them. Usually it ends up being buttered noodles with goat cheese and olives or something along those lines. But not this time! This is what I came up with and if I may say so myself, it was pretty good for never going to chef school. I actually ate it cold one day when the microwave at work was broke and it was good that way, too, which is kind of weird...but whatev. It was kind of like a cold pasta salad.
It is a spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that is easy to adjust to any heat level. Make sure you serve it with an additional sprinkle of Parmesan.
Spicy Pesto Chicken Pasta
- 1 (16 oz) package uncooked pasta
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-3 Tbsp hot chile paste (I used sambal oelek)
- 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves -- cut into 1 inch pieces
- 6 Tbsp prepared basil pesto
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot and cook for 8-9 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the chile paste and chicken. Cook and stir chicken 10 minutes, or until evenly browned and juices run clear.
Toss the cooked pasta, pesto, and Parmesan cheese into the skillet and continue cooking just until heated through.
I added a little bit of goat cheese at the end (while still warm) to make it a little creamier.
Well, I am going to curl up on the couch with Elmer to watch a movie and maybe enjoy a glass of vino. The only thing that would make this better is the Viper Pilot. Who knows...maybe someday. ;)