January 4, 2011 by type1vegan
Oh my god, I’m such an idiot. Last night, I was so happy to just come home from work, not have to go to a second job, listen to This American Life, and finally cook out of Appetite For Reduction. And I did all those things. But I also did the stupidest thing ever, which I’m so so mad at myself for. Story to follow!
I made Chili-Lime-Rubbed Tofu and Pasta de los Angeles. And, as promised by bloggers everywhere and as you would expect from Ms. Moscowitz, they were easy to make, flavorful, and filling. Really, I cannot complain. I didn’t change much except that I cooked the tofu longer than she says because I always do that. Here’s a delightful picture:
I love spinach, and the recipe wasn’t ruined by the tomatoes being out of season, and the beans really add to the deliciousness. Here’s a better picture of the pasta.
So what am I complaining about? I’ll tell you. I’m so stupid, I took the tofu out of the oven and put it on my stove top to cool. And then I went about boiling the water for the pasta and continued on my way. At some point, I became aware of a mysterious sizzling sound and was all, “WTF is that?” That’s when I noticed I’d turned on the wrong burner and was not heating water for boiling. Instead, I was heating my already cooked tofu, and it looked all burny and pissed off. I literally screamed, grabbed a potholder, and moved the casserole dish off the burner and onto the counter. It instantly shattered into a million pieces, dropping a few of the tofu slabs into the cat’s food dish below, but actually, mostly sparing the food. Then, because I’m so, so, so stupid, I actually left the large pieces of shattered glass on my counter to cool. And that is how, one month before I was ready to move out, I spent my security deposit (and lost my beloved casserole dish). Here’s a significantly less delightful picture:
Arrrrrgh!! I’m so mad at myself!! My handy friend, Sonny, tells me that it shouldn’t cost more than $100 to replace my tiny-ass counter top, but STILL. I really wanted that $100. So this meal really cost me!