Friday, October 1, 2010
This week, the Greenish Thumb household is still harvesting and eating fresh, and all are happy that the Kenny's, Chipotle, and Subway nights have not been too frequent. Here's a little secret I should reveal about myself: I love to cook, but abhor making dinner. Does that make any sense? I'll cook if I'm inspired, if I'm having people over, if I'm trying something new, I WON'T if I've worked a long day, have chauffeured kids to activities, when I want to play with my 5 year old, or when the house is a disaster area. The weekly GTTC has kept my interest thus far and this week, I have several ideas to share with you.
Above - my "non-pesto" ravioli. Inspired because I hate that worthless piece of shit Magic Bullet and love this easier, less messy, and less oily pasta dish more than traditional pesto (which honestly, I'm getting tired of having with pasta). All you see is lightly fried slivered garlic, toasted pine nuts, basil ribbons, a drizzle of olive oil, and asiago cheese.
Above - the first step in my second crock pot meal ever - thyme chicken (cooked in white wine and a little broth). I didn't take subsequent photos because I was not happy with the way this dish smelled while it cooked. But guess what?! When it was finished, it tasted delicious! Lots of exciting twists and turns in this blog, huh?
Have I mentioned how awesome my mother is? Today while I was at work, she went to dim sum with her friends, and ordered TONS of carry out dim sum which she then delivered to my house before I got home with my ravenous kids and their friends. Above, my after work meal with a bit of my hot chili paste.
Finally, fresh juice I thought was very pretty - orange, my own carrots, and my own beets.
What you got going this week? I and others want to know. Post whenever you can!