When I had groceries delivered this weekend, I ordered chicken breasts with the idea that I would make chicken piccata. I also got some baby bella mushrooms not really intending to do anything other than put them in salads. As I was pondering what to make with the chicken, I thought why not use the mushrooms with a package of good dried pappardelle that I had on hand. You know by now that I don't follow recipes exactly, but here are the recipes that I used for my inspiration (chicken piccata and mushroom pappardelle). I used white wine and no chicken broth in my piccata and in my pasta I skipped the garlic and used only one kind of mushrooms. It was really a delicious meal and simple to prepare.
On another note, a couple of things have been bothering me this weekend. Usually I keep my more personal stuff to myself but today, I feel like putting it out there might make me feel better so here goes...
Saturday morning as I was finishing my workout, I went to my locker to get my stuff and my password wouldn't open my lock. Many people have the same black, non-descript lock that I do and I thought that I must have grabbed the wrong one the last time I had packed up my stuff. Someone that works at the gym came and clipped the lock off for me and imagine my horror when I saw that it wasn't my locker after all. In the end, I figured out where my stuff was, bought a new lock for the person whose lock I had clipped and shrunk out of the gym feeling foolish. It's bothered me all weekend even though I know that it's kind of funny and really no big deal.
The other thing that's bothering me is that for the last few months I've had a wee health issue that is manifesting itself in my vision in one eye. Some days vision is blurry, some days colors look off and occasionally I have headaches on one side of my head. I've had several doctor's appointments and have another one this week. It's a bit scary trying to take it all in myself but I'm lucky enough to have an amazing family and network of friends who support me near and far. My mom flew up from Florida for my last doctor's appointment, my friend is driving down from Vermont this week for the next appointment (another friend was going to fly up from New York if she couldn't make it) and my sis is coming for my next appointment. It goes to show how lucky I am to have the most caring and generous family and friends one could ask for and reminds me of what is really important in life.
Thanks for humoring me if you've gotten this far. I do feel better for having put it all out there.