Sunday, October 16, 2011
Getting reacquainted with my kitchen
I seemed to be drawn back to the kitchen. I guess its true that when you are not feeling quite yourself you crave comfort foods.
It wasn't so much that I was craving certain foods, but I have been so slack with the meals lately. There has been a lot of toaster waffles and sandwiches lately.
So when I got home Friday night I re-introduced myself to the kitchen appliances. I think they missed me :) Friday's supper was stuffed chicken breast, brown rice and sauteed brussel sprouts. The sprouts are not my favorite veggies but I had them so I cooked them. I cooked them like Dr. Oz recommended and they kind of carmelized in the pan. Not bad but normally I prefer them drowned in some kind of sauce.
Yesterday was coconut rice pudding (my favorite), beef and scalloped potatoes. This morning I opened the freezer and the pie crusts were still in there. Remember the apple pie that never was?? Those stupid pie crusts were mocking me so I made a quiche.
I told Mom that I was making quiche for lunch and she curled up her face and announced "NO, I don't like that." Well, it was already in the oven. When we sat down to eat I told her it was Breakfast Pie. She ate it and loved it. I guess it's all in how you present it. Lol I also use this trick with yogurt - I tell her it is melted ice cream and she eats it. Tricky but effective. She can't afford to lose anymore weight so sometimes I have to be sneaky.
For tonight I have a pork tenderloin in the oven. I feel like I am running out of meal ideas lately. Does this ever happen to you? You just get bored with the same old stuff all the time?
I think I need to learn to make more casserole type things. It is not something we ever had here when I was growing up. We were a meat and potatoes house. My grandmother never made casseroles and neither did Mom. I've been looking up lots of different recipes. Next weekend might be a casserole weekend. Any suggestions ? What is your favorite casserole ?