Signs it may be a Monday in the life of The Law Student’s Wife:
- Became lost in the underground tunnels at work for a full 40 minutes. I’m still not sure how this happened. There are only two.
- Chocolate consumption commenced at 9:53 a.m.
- Fly was down for three hours and four meetings.
- Rockin’ a look that screams Librarian-Gone-Workout Instructor: Bun accessorized with a wide elastic headband (Read: My hair was dirty and brewing coffee took priority over washing.)
I could bemoan the state of my hair, my poor sense of direction, and the universe for allowing Mondays to exist on principle. Instead, I’m choosing to believe that:
- Getting lost is the best way to learn one’s way around.
- It was a chocolate muffin, not a chocolate cupcake.
- There are worse things than forgetting to zip your pants (such as forgetting to zip your pants the same day you run out of clean underwear.)
- My bun says “Chic” not “You have late fees.”
I’m also choosing to believe in goat cheese.
Two minutes prior to this shot, I had a complete wheel.
Sorry, you just missed it.
Nothing makes me feel sophisticated quite like a good hunk of cheese. Never mind that I’m inhaling it over my tiny kitchen counter, standing, and sporting sweatpants, house slippers, and that same librarian-esque bun. Despite my homely appearance, surely I have my act together if I can select such fine cheese.
And I can pair it perfectly with my $3.99 bottle of Trader Joe’s wine. You should see the label. Very artsy!
Seriously, I’m a sucker for labels. This one is also a regular in my vino rotation.
Ben is out of town tonight for an interview at the firm of Scott-Smith-Jones-Barney-VanDusen-Roper-Hartley-Snitch-Kalinowczski. Or something like that. I’m handling the temporary separation gastronomically. I fixed myself a delightful dinner that I find absolutely lovely, and Ben would find absolutely lacking in meat. Don’t believe Ben. This meal is fantastic. I should know…I polished off the entire thing!
I think Ben really would be jealous. Good thing I ate all the evidence!
Hello, CARAMELIZED ONION, SPINACH, AND GOAT CHEESE FLATBREAD. You can call it a pizza if you prefer. Flatbread just sounded classier, and if you can’t tell, it’s a very classy night here in my apartment.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pour myself another glass of wine.
Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Flatbread
Goat cheese, my goodness.
This pizza is a great one to have going in the background while you multi-task. The caramelized onions do take a while to prepare (about 40 minutes), but because they are largely unattended, you can focus on other things while the caramel magic happens. You can also prepare them up to a few days in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll. The same is true of the pizza dough. Let it rise while you call your grandma, paint your nails, or re-organize your sock drawer. You know, the things we all do when we have a little extra time.