It's been a marathon sprint in the first week of my new job. My orientation lasts two weeks with my predecessor to learn the ins and outs of the office. I love seeing the challenges as they unfold in front of me, and enjoy how the minutes and hours of the day fly by with a quiet whir. I have some big shoes to fill, and believe I'm up to the task.
I'm fortunate to have a supportive boyfriend who cheers me on as I struggle with my new assignments. He calls me his little chef, and it's a pleasure to try and cook for him. We've put on a bit of weight together, which he calls "happy relationship weight", but I'm working to create some healthy meals for us.
I learned this back in my childhood.
Fresh tomatoes with basil and olive oil tossed with capellini pasta with a side of grilled chicken. Key is nicely ripe tomatoes, so this is definitely not appropriate for winter meals. Vine-ripened tomatoes are preferred, along with fresh basil. One day I'll make my own pasta too, and we'll see if that elevates this dish.