I love food. I love to try new recipes, create them, and of course, EAT! Please feel free to try them for yourself, and let me know how it worked out for you. Or offer suggestions! I’d love to hear them!
Sounds like a mouthful, doesn’t it? Let me tell you – it’s a tasty mouthful! My boyfriend and I subscribe to a local service called The Organic Box This week, I received a red kuri squash in my box and had no idea what I wanted to do with it! It was a lot LOT larger than I anticipated (5 1/8lbs before I carved it up) and it was kinda intimidating. So of course I go to Pinterest for inspiration! Gina Homolka, the genius behind Skinnytaste, saved the day with a delicious recipe. I even had naan on hand from the farmer’s market! I forgot to thaw it so unfortunately, I have to wait until tomorrow to indulge, but even without it was delicious! It also gave me another excuse to use my immersion blender.
I added a full can of light coconut milk (400ml) to help balance the lack of chicken stock (I used one 900ml) carton), I ended up with nine, 1 cup servings at 3 Weight Watchers points per serving. Even with a dollop of sour cream and some cilantro – no change to the point value!
Yesterday I decided to invite a group of friends over for an Easter dinner. A lot of these folks live far away from their own families and would be missing out on their own feasts. I remember my first Christmas Eve without my family. My boyfriend was out of town too. I sat in my living room and bawled my eyes out and mowed down on a Double Big Mac Meal. Supersized? You bet. Not one of my finer moments.
This happens often in our industry since a lot of us move around a lot for work. I work with a guy who typically puts on the holiday spreads, but since he was on vacation, I opted to do it instead. The difference? I didn’t extend the invite to everyone.
I’m seriously waiting for the backlash on this one. Let’s be honest. Just because I invited a couple colleagues, doesn’t mean I’m required to invite the entire office into my home. I can screen my invites as I please. And frankly, I only wanted to spend the day in the company of those I enjoy.
That being said, those awesome folks opted to chip in with cash towards the grub, or they brought food. Or booze. Man we had a lot of wine.
Not to mention Mini Eggs for dessert, a fruit tray and a couple of cakes I baked. GOOD TIMES.
Now, as I mentioned, there was a LOT of wine for us to drink. It was ridiculous how much wine we drank. Of course, since I didn’t really have to drive anywhere – I think I drank the most. And man, am I ever paying for it today. So to you I say: Happy Easter, enjoy your time with your family, friends, whomever….just be warned – that second helping around the table/bar is not worth it the next day.