Recipe: Drab Day Dinner

Recipe: Drab Day Dinner

I’m having a “blah” day today. It’s really cold and overcast. I’m not particularly fond of my outfit. My curly hair has gone flat in the back and frizy on top. Snarky anonymous commenters persist. Skipped lunch. Tough projects at work. Etc.

Dinner with visiting Margaret tonight is what I’m looking forward to. Here’s what I want to make for this drab fall day:

Mixed Green Salad – In a giant wood bowl with my favorite balsamic dressing and some apple slices.
Pappardelle with Squash, Mushrooms and Spinach – I’ll use this recipe as a starting point. Switch in fresh spinach, add shallots, lemon juice and truffle oil.
Apple Galette – Yum.

I’m feeling better already!

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  1. Leslie at 12:10 am

    snarky is right. no one puts together a virtual outfit better than you do. i’d like to see anon’s ideas.
    well, not really. 🙂

  2. Hannah at 12:58 am

    I love your blog, and your style! I wouldn’t go anywhere else for style advice, so screw those snarky people! They’re just jealous 😛 Hope you feel better!

  3. Chantal in Virginia at 3:20 am

    Alright, I’ve been a lurker for a long time and I’m finally coming out to tell you that I absolutely love your blog. You’re very inspiring and have motivated me to put a little more style and thought into my clothes, the food I make, and into every activity I do.
    Thank you for sharing with us! I just thought I’d let you know since I really hate Ms. Anonymous right now. You’ve got more support than you know. Thanks again!!

  4. MissScientistSF at 4:09 am

    Cheer up muffin cup! I hope you had a fabulous dinner with darling Margaret. Sorry life is being lame. Did you get your box of goodies from me yet? Your boxes always came when I was feeling low. Hope mine will cheer you up. I am panicking about an unfinished presentation due at 9:30 tomorrow morning and a marathon on Sunday I am not feeling ready for. No worries though, I ordered some goodies from Sephora (love all the little samples) to by my cheer up box! Feel better!

  5. Sara at 7:21 am

    Your blog is my favorite and you often cheer me up when I have a blah day. I love-love-love pappardelle pasta. Hope the pasta and time with a friend was perfect tonight. Here is my favorite recipe for pasta of all time: (it is actually with tagliatelle but pappardelle would work too). I might just try your apple galette for a dinner gathering on Sunday night where I’ve been assigned dessert. Thanks!

  6. Lorrie at 2:55 pm

    I hope you feel better! I look to your blog every day for great outfit ideas and have bought a lot of the pieces and LOVE them!! You brighten my day!

  7. cyndi & lee at 4:34 pm

    Your blog is the best! Keep your chin up and know the amount of love for your blog totally outweighs the random snarky comment.

  8. The Illustrious Lindsay at 6:06 pm

    I have to say that I would have deleted anonymous’ comment. After all, it is *your* blog and you can say whatever you please. So there [sticks tongue out]

  9. Kim at 6:38 pm

    I agree with all these comments–I look forward to your ensembles everyday and you have an enthusiasm that is so so inspiring. As Lindsay says, it’s YOUR blog. Snarks are the worst. They like attention, so ignore them and they’ll find somewhere else to flaunt their insecurities.

  10. greeneyes at 10:24 pm

    I just discovered your blog last week and added it to my bookmarks…poo on snarky commenters. Your blog is cute!

  11. Marissa at 11:28 pm

    Love your blog! Hope you’ve cheered up!

  12. Jen at 3:36 am

    I don’t know how long I’ve been checking in.. but I absolutely ♥ your posts! Your fabulous ideas always brighten my day and give me a little dose of inspiration when I need it.