Tonight I have total, complete Dead-Brain Syndrome (hereafter known as DBS).
DBS is an unfortunate condition, brought on by an excess of time spent in a corporate environment. Some days when I get home I feel like this guy from Office Space:
See that desk? That’s what my desk at work is looking like these days. And anyone who knows me well, knows that level of disorganization wreaks havoc on my nerves. I came home today with shoulder spasms and a wicked headache.
And we all know what the best cure for that is, right? That’s right – say it with me ladies…
Tonight I whipped up a great pasta carbonara with a twist. Traditional carbonara is pasta tossed with a bit of olive oil, bacon, parmesean cheese and a couple of beaten eggs to hold it all together. Hubby loves this dish but has always felt like bacon wasn’t quite robust enough, so this time I added chicken, as well as sliced mushrooms and some halved cherry tomato’s fresh from a co-worker’s garden.
OMG, if heaven had a flavor, I swear I tasted it an hour ago. I lightened it up a bit by using whole wheat spaghetti and half the amount of bacon the recipe called for. This is the kind of dish where a small serving goes a long way toward filling one up. Which is great on a lot of fronts, especially the one where I get to take leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Plus, whole-wheat pasta counts as a complex carbohydrate, right? Just the kind of carb I like..
Ok, enough for now. I can’t get Office Space off my brain now, so I’ll leave you with this classic scene: