On Sunday I thought this week would never end. That was when it hadn't even started, but now that I look back, it flew by. And it puts my whole semester into perspective--maybe even my whole life. In about one month, I will be done with my junior year of college. When did this happen?
It's crazy to think that I've lived in Boston, on my own, for almost three years now. I'm baffled. So I've decided to start living in the moment--not that I wasn't trying to do so beforehand. I'm really going to try and make the best out of everything. Boring philosophical talk right? No. I'm talking the small stuff, like smiling to that stranger I met at orientation when I run into him on the street (even if he thinks I'm creepy); or making a real effort to stay on top of my reading; or refraining myself from badmouthing somebody I don't like. This also includes building up the courage to open up to and trust other people--something which is extremely hard for me. Basically I'm going to try to be a better--and more outgoing--person.
But enough with the talk about me. Here's what I had for lunch yesterday. And let me just say it was delicious!
Red Pepper & Onion Cheese Sandwich
Active time: 10 minutes. Total time: 20 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- Scant 1/4 cup red wine
- 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 slices turkey
- 1 Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Thin Slim, or other bread
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook until slightly tender, for about 4 minutes. Add red wine and lower heat to medium. Continue cooking until wine is evaporated and vegetables are slightly browned. Transfer to plate and set aside.
- Do not clean off skillet. Assemble sandwich by placing turkey on one piece of bread and topping it with pepper-onion mix. Top with cheese and remaining bread.
- Cook sandwich on skillet over medium heat, pressing occasionally, for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for one more minute or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.