I used to drive a little bright red stick-shift car with a sunroof and an awesome sound system. I took lots of scenic, windy roads to my job. On Friday afternoons in the spring and fall, I’d put down all the windows and the sunroof and rock out to Bruce Springsteen on the way home – oh how things have changed.
I have a problem with graham crackers; if there is a sleeve of honey graham crackers anywhere near me, I will eat them all. Doesn’t matter if I’m hungry or not – it’s a strange but very real addiction. I looked into making them myself but had to buy graham flour and to be honest, the whole process seemed annoying.
Let’s talk about fat. Obviously its the new thing (on the cover of Time, for example). In the meat unit I did a mini-unit on fat, and information has changed since even then!
Nothing says comfort food to me like risotto – just what I want to tuck into on a cold night. This particular dish was a bit fancy for a weeknight but sometimes fancy is just what you need to spice things up – plus, since there’s almost 20 grams of protein per serving you can make this your main (and only) dish.
I talk to people all the time who “can’t bake” (I’m not judging them, it’s self-proclaimed). This is all well and good but everyone needs a sweet snickety-snack now and then and if you’re not baking them yourself, you’re buying them.
The other day we were having healthy soup for dinner; a dinner of soup becomes much more exciting with some bread on the side. I was going to make these go-to buttermilk biscuits, but they’re so delicious that I wouldn’t be able to eat just one, and I’d had my lunch with a side of ice cream.
In March the sun seems to slant in a way that promises spring, and I’m usually the first one at the park. My kids (well kid, only one of them walks) seem to be much easier to deal with once all the ya-yas are out. Though the sun indeed slants, the park is nasty cold – especially as the dark sets in. I think soup is even more welcome in early spring because instead of hiding inside in my sweatpants, I’m actually outside getting cold.
The Friday morning schedule included a playdate with some lovely ladies – one who I knew had a dairy allergy and the other I believed was vegetarian, maybe vegan? I love to bake with buttermilk, butter and eggs like nobody’s business so this presented a challenge, though I wanted to arrive treats-in-hand.
I know I talk about eggs too much…I know. It’s just that they’re like nature’s original 100 calorie snack pack (70 calorie snack pack doesn’t have any zip); they’re chock full of protein and fats and if you’re trying to eat more organically, eggs are much less expensive than meat! I made this frittata for brunch but it’d actually be fantastic for dinner as well.