Dinner + A Movie

by Jenn (eating bender) on January 9, 2012

I’m currently blogging from a wi-fi zone in my building. It’s wonderful that they have it, but not quite so wonderful that our wireless has been down since Friday.

What started as an apartment-wide issue transformed into a apartment-specific issue as of Monday morning, and the technician can’t come out until Wednesday. It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t work from home and need the Internet to run a business…and to blog. 😉

Without the web, plenty of movie watching and cooking ensued!

We kicked things off with some delicious fajitas. The master chopper was hard at work preparing all of the ingredients. If you’ve ever wondered who makes all those veggies look so presentable, look no further. Let’s just say that chopping and I do not always get along.

That said, sign me up for heating, stirring, sautéing, flipping and adding in seasoning any day. Together, Bobby and I created some very delicious chicken fajitas, complete with yellow peppers, spinach, Greek yogurt “sour cream,” salsa and cheese.

We served them up in Flatout wraps with a side of black beans.

Then proceeded to watch The Green Mile, which is a very intense but very good movie.

On Saturday night, we brought out this amazing linguine veggie pasta from Decio.

They are an Arizona-based company, though you can order them online. I would definitely recommend it. The great thing about this pasta, which comes in a variety of fun veggies, is that you do not need any sauce to enjoy it. You literally cook it for 2-4 minutes in boiling water, drain it and add a bit of olive oil with salt. The result is phenomenal!

We served up our red pepper linguine with tilapia filets we picked up on sale at Whole Foods.

I rubbed them with a bit of leftover fajita spices, then cooked them in olive oil with chopped mushrooms. It took less than 10 minutes for this entire meal to be made, and it was delicious!

It was like having three “mini meals” in one – the pasta, the tilapia and, if desired, the two combined.

Following this dinner, we watched Blue Valentine, which I found to be really sad and would not necessarily recommend. The acting was great and it got plenty of five-star reviews, but I just kept hoping for a certain ending the whole time. Maybe I’ve watched too many cheesy movies…

All in all, it was a fantastic weekend without access to email or Facebook. Though I was happy to hear upon returning to the online world that Gina had a beautiful baby girl and Meghann got engaged, among other things. Congratulations to both of you!

So tell me, what was the highlight of your weekend? I’m eager to get caught up. :)


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megan (Braise The Roof) January 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

What a pain about your wireless. DirecTV has decided they want to make my life difficult, so currently the only channels I’m getting are Headline News, OWN and E! Suffice it to say that I’m all caught up with the Kardashians.


2 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

That is quite the eclectic mix of channels. :)


3 Mellissam January 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

I watched Blue Valentine last night and didn’t love it. A bit too odd and depressing. We finished it but, like you, don’t think I would recommend it.


4 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m really glad to hear I wasn’t alone on Blue Valentine!


5 Angela Ten Clay (@AngelaTenClay) January 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

Definitely not fun not having wireless, but sometimes it’s nice to force yourself to unplug! Your food looks delicious, and it sounds like you had a great date night. Michael and I opted to stay in on Saturday night as well after grabbing a quick bite to eat. It was rejuvenating just to have some time at home!


6 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Agreed! Glad you and Michael were able to have a fun night at home, too!


7 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

All that food looks great! Fajitas looks wonderful! That pasta sounds so good!

Best part of my weekend was resting on Sunday after working in the backyard for 8+ hours on Saturday, trying to redo it by laying down flagstone. It was back breaking work!


8 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Thanks, Kelli! And wow, that yard work sounds intense! Glad you were able to relax on Sunday. :)


9 Sharon January 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

you need to open a restaurant, you talented lady! :) These look DELISH!!!!


10 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

Aw, thank you, Sharon!! :)


11 Erica January 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

mmm- I havent made fajitas in ages! Adding them to the menu for next week! Hope the internet magically gets fixed. Best part of my weekend was going to the spca with kay


12 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Glad I could inspire an addition to your menu! :)


13 Sneakers2Sandals January 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Just saw your blog as a favorite of another bloggers! It’s so cute! I am excited to stalk you all night :) and those fajitas look great. Love the photos!


14 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

I am so excited you found my blog! Thank you for the sweet comments. I’m really excited to check out yours now, as well!


15 Tracey January 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

That pasta looks good! I love pasta and this looks like a fun tasty option to try.


16 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

I highly recommend it! :)


17 BroccoliHut January 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

That red bell pepper linguine is so fun! I love naturally colorful foods like that!
Highlight of my weekend? Picking up the items for my pantry makeover!


18 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Sounds like a fabulous highlight, indeed. I love picking up new foods!


19 Melissa @TryingtoHeal January 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I went to a bachelorette party this weekend…as a blond. I’ll have to show you a picture; no one recognized me! LOL!

And now I want that fajita! Maybe I’ll make some for dinner tonight with tempeh…what spices did you use?


20 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

I am so privileged to have seen you as a blonde — I love it! :) And I just used the fajita spices from one of those packets at the grocery store. I know…so salty. But I love me some salt. :)


21 Lauren @ Vaguely Vegan January 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I love those Flatout wraps! They’re good for everything. I love to make a little pizza on them, they get all crispy in the oven. Funny, my fiance does all of the chopping around here too…I don’t have the patience.


22 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

I’m so happy to hear you love Flatout! Pizzas are one of my favorite things to use them for, too. Glad I’m not alone on the chopping — I am nothing if not impatient. :)


23 Em Marie January 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I LOVE me some fajitas! lol
My weekend was pretty low-key, but I finished a REALLY long book and was able to relax a bit – always a good thing!


24 Jenn (eating bender) January 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

Fajitas really are one of the best meals out there. :) Love the feeling of finishing a really long, great book. Congrats! Which one was it?


25 skip @ ccberries chocolate strawberries January 18, 2012 at 2:25 am

I feel so bad that I ate the junky TGI Friday’s fajitas from the super market.. (no where near as good as the real thing..) but have been doing programming changes till 5 AM these last few nights and more than raspberry stoli was needed. (shipping is now less expensive or better service for almost everyone.. huge changes going in less than a month before Valentines) .


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