Enter: A Day in My Life:
This is my dinner on my coffee table. It is one of the three places in my apartment where I tend to settle down for meals. Breakfast is almost always in bed (and dinner on occasion) and when I am home for lunch/dinner, these meals are often enjoyed sitting at my desk or in the living room in front of my computer and TV. Such is my typical, single, college life. Unless I am stuck on campus or have dinner plans, I often cook for one and eat alone. I find solace in making myself a meal that satisfies at the end of a long day. As much as I enjoy cooking for others, it is also special to be able to prepare nice things for one.
Tonight I was randomly craving BBQ sauce and baked sweet potato wedges with cinnamon. I pulled out a piece of Tilapia from my freezer earlier and thought, “Why not bake it with barbecue sauce?” Exactly…why not? For dinner tonight I made Barbecue Tilapia with a Spinach, Mixed Vegetable and Peach side salad and Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potato Wedges. I swear I could put cinnamon or barbecue sauce on anything and it would taste like a million bucks. Along side I had a glass of Bogle Petite Sirah. I normally would not pair this wine with a light fish but the heavy sauce needed a complex wine. It was such a simple yet nice meal to satisfy my cravings and give me some warmth on this cold April night.
Serving Dinner For One,
What are your favorite dishes to make when you are cooking for just yourself?