Thursday, July 22, 2010

Food, Glorious Food!

The air-con repair has been made and I'm sitting in blissful coolness. Thankfully, it cost much less than I was fearing. I had visions of T-Bills flying out the window. But it was just the (flux, hee, hee!) capacitor and a freon top up. We had a great night's sleep in our bed so I've been feeling pretty perky today.

I've been food shopping this afternoon and prepared tonight's dinner. I have been dying to try Ina Garten's Roasted Shrimp Salad, so I decided to give it a try. Rob doesn't eat shrimp, so I bought just enough for me and used half the dressing on the remainder of last evening's rotisserie chicken that I shredded up for his plate. I used less mayo and more vinegar and orange juice (to make a thinner dressing) and chives instead of red onion. Omigod delicious! The capers, dill and orange combo is amazing and roasting the shrimp made for fantastic flavor and texture. No more boiling up rubber ball shrimp! Both salads are chilling in the fridge. I'm going to serve them on a bed of mixed baby greens with a mini herb focaccia that I bought at Whole Foods today.

I've got a back log of food pics that I want to share. Just various dinners that look good enough to eat.

This is the Chicken Florentine recipe from America's Test Kitchen Light and Healthy. It was easy, rich and delicious. So much so that I couldn't believe it was a lighter version. I would be perfect company food. I picked up my copy at Home Depot, of all places. If you find a copy, grab it. I can't wait to try some of the other recipes. They all look fabulous.

Since switching to stainless pans, I have had to work on my omelet skills and this beauty is an omelet built for two. It's filled with garden tomatoes and fresh basil and a sprinkling of light feta cheese crumbles. I used 6 farm fresh eggs and it was fabulous. I served it with a salad, see how the luscious filling just tumbled out...

This is jerk chicken with baked sweet potato and roasted asparagus. I love asparagus any old way, even in my juice, but something about roasting it with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper makes is the most delicious thing ever.

I'm off to the Kennesaw farmer's market to get some fresh veggies for a grilled salad to pair with grass-fed flank steak this weekend. I'm also after a variety of fresh tomatoes for a tomato panzanella with ricotta. I found a tub of organic, grass-fed ricotta that I can't wait to try.

Have you noticed the Twitter updates I've been making? ~~~~~~~~>
I thought it would be fun to post what I'm cooking up and perhaps give you some ideas and inspiration. I hope you like it!

What are your weekend plans, food and otherwise? I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. Donna and I are going for lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and then we're going on a double date with Edward and Jacob!

Have a great evening!


  1. You do have awesome omelet making skills! I usually end up scrambling because I am in too much of a hurry LOL.

  2. Thanks for the food photos! I loved them. And now I'm hungry for a snack...

  3. Mouth literally watered...great looking food!