We were supposed to pick up our new (well, old, but new to us) car yesterday. When it wasn't ready I was so disappointed... you know when you have that one thing you've been so excited about all day and it doesn't happen? Well, that's how I felt. When I got home I found AJ in the same state of mind because of various other things... we knew just the cure for our frustration. KNOCK DOWN A WALL. No... we don't need anger management classes... :) We are having hardwood floors installed next week in the kitchen / dining room area and needed to get started on taking down the wall, removing built-in cabinets, ripping up carpet, etc.
We found about a bazillion layers of wall paper, which you can see AJ ripping off in the first pic, and the space where our built ins were formerly.
After removing armfuls of drywall and making our shop vac work overtime (and by "overtime" I mean making this hideous smell of gasoline fill the house) we made dinner. I took a picture of the meal I made and I think AJ felt left out because he wanted a photo of his side dish of kale. :)
My recipe was an easy variation of one by Real Simple magazine:
Ravioli with Butter and Basil
1. Cook frozen ravioli
2. In a large skillet melt 4 tbs of butter over medium heat. Stir in 1/4 cup of soy nuts and basil to taste. (The recipe called for fresh sage and pine nuts but I didn't have either.)
3. Mix in with the ravioli; season with salt and pepper.
The moral of the story is: when your plans don't work out and you're all disappointed... just knock down a wall and make a great meal. You'll feel much better about life. :)