Another meal at our new favorite restaurant: Karen’s Kitchen! Have I ever mentioned how much I love cleaning other people’s kitchens!? I should be the host of one of those organization shows where the person overhauls messy kitchens and cleans them up. But messy kitchens beware: I have a tough love approach to too many things in drawers!
When we arrived I snacked on a few spiced nuts, cheese and crackers Karen had out
And for cocktail hour, I taste another of her medicinal items – an Ensure. YUCK.
The taste was so sweet, but even worse than the taste was the ingredient list. I am not sure why Karen brought this home from the hospital, but she asked me to dump it after we looked at the ingredients and gave it a taste test. [I actually initially had a hard time during my dietetic internship giving these out to people, but I also accepted (as I talked with the other RDs) that 1) homemade smoothies of real food are not practical at a large institution and 2) when someone is really sick and malnourished, sometimes basic macronutrient nutrition is more important than everything else I believe in. But I would like to see something a little more wholesome on the market – maybe someday!]
Dinner tasted great –
Grass-fed beef spaghetti (made with a can of whole peeled tomatoes, peppers, sherry, seasonings and simmered down until thick and rich) over linguinin
I made a salad on the side – greens dressed in oil and vinegar, salt and pepper with carrots and goat cheese
Also shared a taste of Matt’s beer.
For dessert we had a couple of squares of dark chocolate and I made some Pero!
Hope you all have a pleasant transition back to work in 2011 xoxo