So... do you guys like my food posts or are they boring to the average omnivore? I am asked so often what we eat that posting about it seems natural. Please let me know.
What did we eat for dinner? Before I tell you let me pass on a rule we have in our house.
If you cook something new (aka WEIRD) then you must provide dessert or something really, really good in case it's a disaster and everyone hates it and subsequently starves.
Since I was roasting all the sad-looking veggies in our fridge I realized I need to pair them with a sure thing; in this case, a huge pan of roasted potatoes. Who doesn't like glorified hashbrowns/french fries? And even though fresh snipped rosemary classed them up, I allowed ketchup and ranch so it wasn't scary at all. This is what I made:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
Chickpea Cutlets with a "not beef" shallot and red wine gravy I invented. It was darn good. In fact I'd bathe in it if I could.
Do you ever feel like your efforts as chief cook and bottle washer are unappreciated? I have in the past - especially when everyone just eats, offering no "thank you" or even, "this is good". No one really cared about the hours I put in at the stove - SLAVING - and at times that got to me. Since I've started taking pictures of some of our meals I've felt very validated. Everyone elses work gets rewarded and recorded, now mine is too. Plus, if I pull out the camera attitudes shift to, "look at the special thing mom did for us." Which is a heck of a lot better than, "Where's the grub?"