Soup Group 2014 and my contribution this year is a Green Lentil, Horseradish, Apple Soup. What it lacks in beauty (ever tried to photograph a bowl of brown mush?), it makes up for in taste. The horseradish was a surprising ingredient for me to include. Prior to the soup, my only experience has been served alongside roast beef. And in that instance, I disliked it greatly. Thankfully, a friend made this soup for me to try a few years ago and only out of politeness did I eat it. Shocked at how tasty it was, I'm a convert now.
Monday, 24 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
I'm super late to the salad in a jar party, of this I am sure. As someone who keeps a small kitchen in my cupboard at work, the need to pack every little bit of a meal into a jar was never necessary. The genius of it that I missed was how it could be made for days in a advance and never lose its freshness. In fact, those little bits in the bottom so close to the dressing? They're marinating in goodness making the salad even better on day two or three. How could I have been so wrong.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
It's almost Valentine's Day and this might be our best one yet. Don and I have never celebrated this silly holiday. Perhaps because we were married a mere six days past the 14th, we have both passed on giving gifts or celebrating any sort of romantic notions. Having kids changed this game plan a little, as the school system is quick to embrace the Valentine's culture. For years we have made cards and chocolate dipped strawberries to share with classmates. It's fun, but often a mad rush to have them completed in time.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Sunday, 19 January 2014
All this healthy January eating is coming to a slow grind as our schedule fills with many activities. Grabbing a quick meal on the road or snacks to get us through a hockey game has started to increase. As someone who is usually far better prepared, it's cringe worthy when these stops happen. I don't judge others who need or want to make those choices, it's a personal one for sure. It's a quiet day at home today and I intend to spend it in the kitchen catching up on meals and snacks that need to be made and those that I've been wanting to make.