Friday, December 24, 2010
Andy is the best. I can't say it enough. I don't know what I would do without him.
We've made it tradition that we open presents with eachother on Christmas eve. Our first year together, I explained to him my family's tradition of opening up one present on Christmas eve and we agreed to do so. After we both opened one present, we looked at eachother and both thought the same thing - "you wanna open another?" And so we ended up opening all of our presents! So we've just agreed to open up all of our presents to eachother on Christmas eve and save our family stuff for Christmas Day.
So "Andy Claus" was very generous to me this year! He got me a 35mm lens for my camera, which I've been ogling FOREVER. I can't wait to take some bad ass pictures with it! I also got a camera bag to lug my little baby around! Way awesome.
On top of that, he got me various dishes from Sur La Table, which definitely will be making appearances on the blog soon enough! He's just the greatest!
And of course "Peggy Claus" did some good work too! He's practically got a finished gym in the basement - I added some to it by getting him some more free weights, a curl bar, and a dumb bell rack. And I think I did a real good job on getting him a digital camera (A Nikon Coolpix S8000). He really wanted a camera that shot HD video and this does, and it does it very well, so I'm glad he's happy with it!
Anyway, I thought I'd give you guys a quick recipe today and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! It's not a Christmas-related recipe, but it's a quick lunch/dinner fix for the upcoming week! Enjoy your holiday weekend guys!
15 oz. can chickpeas, drained
1/3 cup tahini paste
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
juice from 2 lemons
juice from 1 lime
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
2 teaspoon salt
1 roasted red pepper from a jar
Turkey slices (optional)
In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients for hummus and mix until smooth. It should be somewhat thick, but still moist.
To assemble sandwiches, butter one side of each bread slice.
Heat a nonstick pan under medium heat and add one slice of bread, butter side down. Top with slice of cheddar cheese and cook until cheese is melted and bottom side of bread is browned. Remove bread and place on plate. Add remaining slice of bread, butter side down and cook until it is browned, as well. You can skip this step if you want to, but I want a nice "grilled cheese" effect on my bread.
Top bread slice that has cheese on it with a good amount of the hummus and top with desired sandwich toppings. I used bean sprouts and cucumber slices. I added a few slices of turkey onto Andy's (as he wasn't too thrilled about just eating a hummus sandwich). Place other bread slice on top, cut sandwich in half, and dig on in!
At first, Andy was a little hesitant, stating that he's never really liked hummus. But I think this went over well, I mean... he ate the whole thing, so it couldn't have been that bad! Personally, I loved the sandwich and could probably eat it for lunch several days in a row!
Again, guys, I hope you have a great holiday and spend it being with the ones you love! Enjoy!