Friday, November 2, 2007
Food and Photos.
Dave has the camera. He needed it for work. Sometimes it is so hard to share. So, here are some West Virginia apples. ;)
I have been thinking a lot about food lately. There are two obvious reasons why. One is that someone sent me this blog to look at (http://lunchinabox.net/) that I am completely in love with. I started looking at this blog just about the same time that Andrew and I were getting serious about macaroni and cheese from a box.
The other reason I have been thinking about food has to do with the night that Andrew and I had quesadillas for dinner with beans from a can. We ate the little meal while watching Rachel Ray make a way better meal on the food network. I started to think that Rachel Ray makes me feel like a bad cook until I realized we only watch her show when Dave is working late and I end up making quick, silly meals. I never watch her show while eating Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Rice Pilaf.
And there the problem lies. I have two categories of cooking: over the top, and silly. I need some middle ground. I need some easy meals that don't make me feel like a supreme dork for making them. And, though, I am a little embarrassed to say this (foodies please excuse me), I think Rachel Ray might be onto something. Her meals are healthier than take-out and better than my quick meals. I'm starting to find it hard to knock them.
Especially now that I am pregnant, caring for a toddler, more tired and have out-of-the-blue hunger attacks that need serious food quickly. And lots of it.
Since Dave is a veg, and Andrew and I are not, I generally make veg dinners and Andrew and I occasionally have meat at lunch. It's a balance that works for us. But I want to move beyond mac and cheese from a box as a daily option. Every now and then, sure! But, not as frequent as we've been doing. So, I would like to step up lunches a bit as well as the healthy, nice and easy dinner options.
I am considering buying a couple of Rachel Ray's cookbooks.
Here is where you come in. What do you think of Rachel Ray's food? What do you do for easy dinners? What do you eat at lunch? And, do you want to join me tonight for Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Rice Pilaf? I just might throw together some mulled apple cider.
Because every now and then I need to go over the top.
It's all about balance.
Posted by Dave at 12:07 PM