Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday, Bright Day

My friend, the sun, is out this morning, already blazing away.  I think yesterday was around 80 degrees and that's the forecast for today, as well.  It's just after 7:30AM and it's gorgeous outside.  How can you not be excited to step out into your garden and be able to grab an orange to have with your breakfast?  Heaven!

Yesterday, I decided that I would just randomly grab two cookbooks from my collection, and choose a recipe or two from each and that's what we'd cook this weekend.  And thus, I chose a roast chicken recipe from Nigella Lawson, and something called "Dinner in a Loaf" from a quite whacked out, spiral bound 'community' cookbook someone found in a thrift shop.  Today we'll do the chicken, and pair it with her gratin of potatoes and mushrooms.  I need to head over to Sprouts and see what's available in the fresh veggies arena.  I would LOVE to add some celery root to that gratin; just sounds really good to me.  Or we could top it with some blanched asparagus.  See, I definitely have my appetite back. :)

As for that "Dinner in a Loaf," we'll be adding a bit more nutrition to the original recipe that is essentially ground beef and Velveeta. :D  I'll have to think on that one, but we're good at that sort of thing.  I'm thinking roasted chilies, and maybe some shredded spinach, and ... goat cheese!  Dang, I'm hungry.

Didn't get a call from the PET Scan place, so if they don't call on Monday, I'll call the doctor and he can raise some hell.  He's not a big guy, but when he gets going, he can be pretty scary. :D  I love him to bits.

Ok, I'm going to grab some of my muesli, add some dried cranberries and walnuts and have a good breakfast.  Love to EVERYONE!

3 comments:

  1. I love Nigella, she is just so British dahling!
    Fay in the family room

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  2. Well, the trip to Sprouts did net us a lovely celeriac, so that went into the gratin of potatoes and Cremini mushrooms. AND we found purple potatoes so we used them... oh YUM!

    The hit of the meal, though was definitely the roast chicken, stuffed as it was with bacon.. yes bacon... and slathered with a brandied and bacon greased basting sauce while it roasted. Dear gods the house smelled incredible. I think I have found a new appreciation for Ms. Lawson. :D

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  3. I don't know why, but I really love your opening line: "My friend, the sun, is out this morning, already blazing away."

    Never stop blazing away with your sharp wit and writing.

    :)

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