So I finished my first week of work. And I am exhausted. Last night I got home and sat out on the deck, watching as mamma bird fed her little ones (here, sorry I didn't catch a photo of the actual feeding). I waited for Reggie to get home, figuring we would make something for dinner. I forgot he had plans to go to a show with a friend, so he stopped in long enough to say hello, have a shower, get dressed and kiss me goodbye. Ok, now what? I'm starving, and exhausted. I decided to put a loaf in the bread-maker, but that would be more than two hours... I've got it! Couscous salad. A quick and easy meal that covers all the bases.
Quick Couscous Salad
1 cup couscous
1/3 cucumber, roughly chopped
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp butter, or margarine
1/2 cup walnuts
salt and pepper
Chop the cucmber and the tomato and set aside. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the couscous; cover and let stand for 5-10minutes.
Meanwhile toast the walnuts. I use my toaster oven, on broil. The nuts are done when they begin to be fragrant, and turn a light golden brown.
And salads like this are best photographed on a plate, but definitely best served in a bowl. "Gunner, there's a treat for you on the kitchen floor!"
How was your Friday evening?