Not too rich, nothing special, regular non-holiday foods

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Jude, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Jude

    Jude Guest

    OK, I'm definitely ready to be done with the holidays. Turned all the
    leftover roasted veggies, marinated mozzarella, and pesto from NYE
    into a lovely pesto pasta salad. Chopped all the fruit real fine and
    tossed it with yogurt and coconut to make a fruit salad. Cheeses will
    get used in cheese sauice for baked potatoes with broccoli later this
    week. Dolmas and feta and hummus are getting served tomorrow night
    alongside avegelemono with artichokes. The cooked shrimp became
    lunchbox shrimp salad. My daughter is delighted at all the Christmas
    cookies and sweets that are getting packed in her lunchbox for dessert.
    So I'm through most of what's left. The rest will simply have to get
    trashed - I'm tired of looking at it!

    I am soooooooo ready to eat simply again. Nothing decadent, nothing too
    creamy or cheesy or rich. No courses. (Well, techincally, I guess that
    would be no meal. Okay, I'll settle for one course.)

    Tonight's supper was perfect. I made a nice pilaf, using I believe it's
    Barb's concept - rice and broken vermicelli noodles cooked in stock -
    using a combo of 1/4 c each white rice, brown rice, wild rice, and
    pasta. Topped that with chopped roasted hazlenuts (also leftover!).
    Served alongside a nice warm and cozy pot of white beans. I like to
    cook them all day with a couple tablespoons of butter, so the 'pot
    likker' or whatever yuo like to call it, becomes thick and yellow.
    Cooked them with some carrots, celery, parsley, salt& pepper, and sage.
    Topped with carmelized onions and shredded parmesan. Yum! One of my
    favorites! Rounded it all out with a simple salad of romaine, grape
    tomatoes, and green bell pepper. Thinned down my invented-in-a-pinch
    dip of stilton, chives, and walnuts with some buttermilk to make a
    dressing for it.

    Dessert - well, there's plenty of candy from the stockings, and the
    cookies and sweets that i'm getting tired of looking at. But I think
    I'll probably have some fresh berries instead. Maybe a macaroon or 2
    with it.

    And I'm ready for some winter soups and stews, since this is going to
    be a chilly and wet week here. Thick and hearty but definitely NOT
    company food!

  2. Kathy

    Kathy Guest

    New Year's Resolution food - homemade whole-grain oat/wheat bread with
    beef vegetable soup made with beef soup-bone stock and at least half a
    dozen different vegetables. Yum.