With the a/c out and the repair guy on the lookout for a second replacement motor (apparently, the first one was defective) it's been a long, warm day. And by warm? I mean hot. And by hot? I mean cooler outside my house than inside even with a box fan in every rooms' window. This is when high ceilings are no longer beautiful but cruel for they trap all the hot air and let 'em just sit there on top of you to boil.
That said, I'm being held hostage in my own home by the repair guy who needs me to be here (whenever that may be) upon his return. So? No grocery shopping yet today. So what do I scare up for lunch? Baked Last Night's Dinner, Revisted:I preheated the oven to 375 (what was I thinking?!), and whipped up a batch of Bryanna's Cheeze Sauce, the Chedda version (am I totally nuts?!), then tossed it with the remainder of last night's whole wheat spaghetti and spinach/carrot combo.
All this went into a small baking pan, was topped with Ian's breadcrumbs and some Parma!, and baked for about 25 minutes, until golden brown (ok, not all that golden brown but I was hungry and impatient to turn off the oven) on top and bubbly below.
Crazy I may be, sweaty I certainly am, but soooo happy 'cause this was darn delicious!
Finally, the repair dude came back (two a/c motors later), and I was able to go shopping!!!!! Once I eventually got home and everything was washed and put away, however, I didn't feel like scaring up much. So I opted for some more of my yummy lunch (now affectionately called, Today's Lunch, Born of Last Night's Dinner....For Dinner :)
and looked around for a yum sounding Caesar Salad dressing that did not require the blanching of almonds or whizzing of tofu in my food proccessor.
Bunnyfoot has totaly hit on EXACTLY what I've been searching for forever with this. Oh My. It is perfect. Seriously! It's simple, fast, and just the taste I crave when I crave a Caesar Salad. On mine I've tossed on a few sliced sundried tomatoes, chopped up half an avacado, and (naturally) sprinkled some Parm! I followed her recipe exactly with the dressing, including both optional items. Nex time I may use a little less oil and add some water to thin it but the flavor? A-MA-ZING.