So, as it turns out, I’m pretty good at being totally behind and somehow also ahead at the same time?
I don’t have an Easter recipe for you, although I think that pork chops with rhubarb sauce are perfect casual Easter dinner material, that this orzo salad would make a great side, that you should take cheese puffs everywhere, and that Easter is the perfect time to kick off ice cream season. I also–and this is what I mean by being kind of ahead of things–have an idea for your leftovers. Ham, specifically… Alongside lots of fresh, crunchy vegetables.
With all due respect to bagged greens, there is so much more fun to be had with salad. I’m pretty sure almost any vegetable can be turned into a base for salad, whether raw, roasted, steamed, shredded, sliced, shaved… The possibilities are, well, not endless (endful?), but close. So let’s play with vegetables. (And PORK.)
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Meat, Salad, Sides, Spring
Tagged asparagus, dijon, dill, ham, herbs, main course salad, pork, salad, shallot, shaved vegetables, vinaigrette
I watched St. Elmo’s Fire last night, and I’m sort of concerned about Andie MacDowell. If you haven’t seen it, or it’s been a while, all you need to know is: Emilio Estevez = legit CREEP in this movie. And what does sweet, pretty Andie do when he shows up at her ski cabin where she’s staying with a seemingly far less creepy man? Let him cozily spend the night at said ski cabin and offer him a pair of warm plaid flannel pajamas. ANDIE. He wants to lock you in his basement and weave blankets out of your hair, sister.
Was there no such thing as stalking in 1985? Maybe no one knew about All Things Creepy before Silence of the Lambs came out in 1991. Yeah, that must be it.
Meanwhile… All I can do is make salad. And what a salad this is! In the rainy tail end days of “official” winter, we roast cauliflower. Then there’s fresh baby arugula for a nutty, peppery crunch, dijon and lemon, sweet bits of dried cherries or raisins, Parmesan for savory fullness, and pine nuts, which were basically made to be with arugula forever.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian, Winter
Tagged arugula, cauliflower, creeps, dijon, lemon, mustard, parmesan, pine nuts dried berries, roasting, st. elmo's fire, unprofessional and unsolicited movie reviews
Sometimes I am capable of pulling my hand out of the box of cinnamon Cheerios long enough make a wholesome, adult dinner–it’s true! Behold, pasta with lots of vegetables, plus a lean, mean, mustard-based sauce. Maybe some cheese. Maaaayyybe just a smidge.
Once in a while, I need to detox from all the Delicious Things, and the thing about food detox is that often, that part is totally delicious, too. Unlike, say, Xanax or heroin detox, so… Don’t do drugs. Just eat butter and drink beer for a week, then follow it up with something that grows in dirt. Problems solved! Societal ills… I’m coming after all of you–with a bowl of pasta.