Monday, December 10, 2007

punishment dinner

i once came across a blogger who referred to homemade lunches as "punishment lunches," because what else could compare to the reward of going out to eat?

this week has me low on funds, mostly due to too much holiday shopping, so i've decided to eat in. needless to say, i wasn't looking forward to making meals out of what i had at home, but if tonight and last night were any indication, "punishment" is a relative term.

last night i had homemade garlic bread with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and whole wheat four-cheese ravioli with a hearty marinara. yeah, the pasta and sauce were store-bought, but i added my own spices for a kick. i topped it off with a glass (okay, two) of pretty much the only chardonnay i like, rombauer.

finished product

tonight i had crab cakes and a simple salad with light balsamic vinegar dressing and a couple of biscuits.

crab cakes
lovely little dinner

tomorrow will be leftover ravioli, and who knows what wednesday will bring.


  1. Wow. My pathetic idea of eating in consists of either cereal and milk or a turkey sandwich. I like your version better!

  2. Now I'm hungry... I can't cook worth anything. My hubby is the cook...

    Your Punishment Lunch looks divine... I'm sure it tasted that way as well. :)