For dinner I made a Wilted Spinach Salad with Balsamic Mushrooms. I got the original recipe here but modified it :) It was scrumptious. What drew me to the recipe was the unique ingredient pairings--balsamic, corn, cashews--but the flavors of all the ingredients worked together beautifully. The salad was a true sensory experience--for my eyes, nose and, of course, mouth ;)
The salad was really quick to make too, which was awesome, because I was hungry. It took under ten minutes to cook. I'm continually reminded of how a home-cooked meal does not need to take forever. A great meal can be achieved in, quite literally, five minutes! I just need to remember this the next time I'm feeling lazy! I will definitely make this salad again, and next time, probably more of it!
My dessert experiment was roasted grapefruit and kiwi, using muscovado sugar. I found the recipe in the New York times, originally. It was good (my first time trying muscovado sugar, which is like a very dark brown sugar) but I'm not sure if I will make this again. It was just a tad too sweet for me--I think I would rather have the plain fruit! The dessert sure makes for pretty photos, though!