After two dreadfully dreary days, the SUN came out and I celebrated by opening the Riesling that Jessica sent us from the NY Finger Lakes. It was wonderful – a balanced, full-bodied dry white. Just how I like ’em! Thanks again Jessica 😉 I ended up having about 8 oz – 5 while cooking and another splash after dinner. The husband and I sat outside in our yard to finish our wine for dessert and I needed to be topped off!
Before we get to dinner, I made a lovely snack today: Berry Soup. OK, it was a smoothie in a bowl, but I like to eat my smoothies like chilled soups with a spoon! I made it with 1 cup frozen mixed berries, about 1/3 cup hemp milk and 1/4 cup plain yogurt. With a little coconut sprinkled on top!
With a few graham sticks for crunch –
Sweet Southern Supper
OH my gosh this was a fabulous dinner! So easy too, thanks to weekend prep.
Glazed Ham + Lima Beans with Maple-Mustard Collard Greens
I steamed the collards for about 10 minutes in a liquid composed of 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp dried mustard and red pepper flakes. There are a few toasted almonds on top!
I cooked the ham (pre-chopped, frozen and thawed leftover from Easter) and beans (soaked and cooked over the weekend) in a separate skillet and then de-glazed with an ounce of our Reisling. The steaming “broth” on the bottom was sweet and light – yum! The ham was so sweet and delicious!!
I couldn’t decide which photo I liked the best, so you get them all!
You could use bacon in this recipe, or honey ham from the deli. And canned or frozen lima beans!
From above –
Not including wine, this dish was about 350 kcal, 15 grams fiber and 27 grams protein. Add ~190 kcal of wine to that 😳
El Salvadoran Treasure
A big shout out to Patricia for sending me this adorable painted box from her home country of El Salvador! It’s the perfect size to fit a jewelry treasure. So cute!
I am off to rehydrate (I’m feelin’ that wine!) and get in bed early tonight. The husband tossed, turned and sniffed for an hour last night keeping us awake – I need to get some sleep back!