Is it the weekend yet?
I know I should not be wishing my life away, but its been a busy week with me having to work two late evenings that meant that I did not get home until just after 10 made, so I am ready for a break.
Also I guess we are still far away from the weekend if I am about to talk about my work lunch.
I had not planned to make this Giant Cous Cous Salad, but we had nothing in the fridge as that particular weekend neither of us felt well enough to leave the house and venture far. In the fridge I found half a butternut squash left over from Tagine I made a few days back and some red peppers. I know peppers are not in season, I know that - but I always have them for colour and for convenience to throw together dishes like this; and for some reason I had picked up a fennel bulb. I also came across a packet of Jumbo or Giant Cous Cous that I thought would make a change from our usual pasta salad lunches.
Neither of us were excited by this Giant Cous Cous Salad, but its better than paying out for a supermarket sandwich. The things about giant cous cous is that whatever you do to it, it fails to absorb flavours, its more about the look and texture.
When I went to distribute this Giant Cous Cous Salad into our plastic lunch boxes, it occurred to me that I should invest in some of those eco friendly Bamboo lunchboxes. Yes, like everyone else, we have been thinking about reducing plastic in our home, but I have these plastic tubs right now and am not going to throw them out. I will in time, replace them with eco bamboo ones I saw recently.
I am sharing this colourful bowl of Giant Cous Cous Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.