My Week in Food
Started the week off with a little pickling project for a fundraising event we co-hosted with my brother. The theme had Southern roots, so I did up okra and green beans in a quick brine.
The pickles were tasty, but it was the biscuits and fried chicken that stole the show for most of our guests.
As for myself, I was most enamoured with the eggplant that my brother slow roasted for the better part of the day under a wood fire. The tahini dressing was a departure from the theme, but nobody seemed to mind.
Dang! it was a good meal. Also good is this toasted coconut business. Have you tried this stuff? It’s crack disguised as crispy coconut. Lucky for me it comes in small packages and is too pricey to purchase with any regularity.
The kids gave a Dang! to these whole grain raspberry muffins this week. They’re still a work in progress, but feel free to check out this muffin recipe, which would be deelicious using raspberries instead of ollaliberries.
On the subject of fruit, here’s yet another reason to love that silliest of snowmen, Olaf. Unlike so many of his Hollywood counterparts, he’s chosen to endorse a food that’s actually good for kids. Grapes!
On the opposite of the spectrum is this “diet water” for kids I read about over on the blog Snack Girl. It’s a no calorie flavored water with ingredients you need a chemist to translate for you. #seriously?!!
Favorite supper this week was a BLT chopped salad with avocado and cucumber tossed in for good measure.
I made whole grain croutons for the bread part of the equation and relied on this tried and true vinaigrette to dress the whole thing. Easy weeknight supper that everyone loved.
Something else to love are these breakfast, lunch, or supper-worthy huevos rancheros with a hatch chile salsa that I have on my cooking to do list. Yes, please.
How was your Week in Food?