Guilt for Dinner
Jun. 5, 2009 10:59 am
Updated: Sep. 6, 2009 12:08 am
Have you ever ignored something in your fridge because A) you bought it without figuring out what to do with it, or B) you went on a diet immediately after buying it? That's what happened to some new red potatoes that I saw in all their cuteness at the market and bought on a whim. I figured inspiration would hit when I got home.
What hit me instead was shock when I casually stepped onto the bathroom scales. Scratch potatoes off my menu.
So there they sat like those baby bunnies people buy for Easter then don't know how to care for. (But they don't eat them, do they? Don't tell me if they do. I'm not willing to give up some illusions.)
But the guilt of wasting food finally got to me. I mean, just because I need to live a starch-free life for a while doesn't mean my rail-thin husband and son have to suffer. So I made a main dish salad of rosemary chicken kabobs, grilled asparagus, greens from my garden, and some tomatoes. The potatoes got cut up, tossed with curry, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil, then went for a hot ride in a wok until they were tender. Easy.
The boys got the potatoes and I scratched guilt off my menu.
Come on now, let's hear your stories of guilt and redemption. I know you've been there.
Thanks for the visit, and happy guilt-free cooking!
Main dish salad with grilled rosemary chicken, asparagus, tomatoes, apples, and curried potatoes.