Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Celebration Sauce

It has been around 100 degrees here for as long as I can remember (so. about 2 weeks). When it gets that hot, the most awful thing happens: my eyelids sweat. And I can't stand that. Especially when it's already hot when I wake up in morning. By the time I've commuted to work, I'd say I'm somewhere between well-done and burnt to a crisp.

But today, cool drops of rain fell, and it was an invigorating 77 degrees. The sun hid behind clouds. I wondered if I might still be dreaming, but I was still at work, so I knew it was reality. Then some new prospects popped up over the new horizon (or in my email), and I had to doubt reality all over again.

Prospect One is categorized as super secret until we see where it leads. The second is an audition for a production of the Drowsy Chaperone. I've heard there's dancing in that one, so count me in for auditioning.

By the time I returned home for the ole job, I was feeling pretty good. I looked at my watermelon curtains (in the kitchen) and thought...

NOODLES! Then I thought, I'm going to make a sauce without using a recipe! Which for me, in sauceland, is a very big accomplishment indeed.

Celebration Sauce or Sara-Had-a-Good-Day Sauce

2 T Tahini
2 T tomato paste
1 T Braggs or soy sauce
3 T water
1 t  olive oil
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1-2 cloves of garlic
pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients. Spice according to how you feel at that moment (I added some basil to mine, but I almost picked smoked paprika).

It really did look better in person. Slightly red. Not that it matters because it tasted delish. Even Boyfriend approved!

I made angel hair pasta, and sauteed some onion and mushrooms. Then I cut up a garden fresh tomato (from a coworker), threw everything together, and had a party.

Eesh, look at the time! Must run off to rehearsal now.