I just wanted to thank everyone again for all your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post. When I made the soup recently, I just knew I wanted to share it and its origin with you. I'd love to know if you decide to try it. School began today after four days off (!!) and being on a round of playdates I've had little time for reading the two very good books on my nightstand.
In lieu of a book report, I'd though I'd do this fun meme I found at Cat Musings. Join me if you wish!
What did you eat/drink today?
It's early, so I'll answer with what I ate yesterday. For breakfast: tea and plain yogurt with homemade granola with dried cranberries. For lunch: orzo sauteed with arugula (rocket for those of you in the UK), some ham, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese -all leftovers hanging around the refrigerator. For dinner: pasta and bean soup, pumpkin bread and an orange.
What do you never eat/drink?
Peanut butter. Lima Beans. Oatmeal or other hot cereals.
Favourite fail safe thing to cook (if you cook) or defrost if you don't
My go-to dinners for busy nights are: pasta with the sauce I made in the summer, sausages, ham, tacos. I'd like to add more vegetarian meals to my repertoire but I live with two meat lovers and it is difficult.
Complete this sentence: In my refrigerator, you can always find:
Milk, cheese of several varieties, yogurt of several varieties, whole wheat bread, fruit of some sort.
What is your favourite kitchen item?
Good question! Besides the usual - my knife - I reach most often for my microplane grater and my fancy garlic press.
Where would you recommend eating out - either on home turf or elsewhere?
In my hometown - Punch Pizza. They have a woodburning oven and Meryl Streep was reported to have said it was the best pizza she ever ate. My daughter has been known to say "I don't like frozen pizza. I only eat Punch Pizza."
Elsewhere - The most memorable meal I can think of was on our honeymoon in Paris at Le Petit Troquet in the 7th.
World ends tomorrow. What would you like for your last meal?
A margarita made by a friend of mine. Steak Frites with some sort of wine/butter sauce. Or maybe replace the frites with a potato gratin, I can't decide. Roasted asparagus. Some sort of warm chocolate cake with an oozy center. Whipped cream on the side.