3 More Faces for Dinner.
Mar. 14, 2013 4:55 am
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 6:37 am
This is not a required activity or a contest or even a frenzy it is just something I like to do. I like to cook food and then take photos of the food,so finding recipes without pictures is to my of thinking just too much fun to ignore.When my entire
dinner is faceless and review-less it is like a bonus,when the entire meal is actually good it is even more of a bonus. Well I got even more of a bonus last night for dinner.
Yep from the salad to the main course faceless review-less recipes and they all worked together to make a tasty filling and satisfying dinner. Moms sugar level was up and she was not feeling well so no dessert or it would have been 4 faces for dinner.
As it was the beans had a little sugar in them and I had to serve her salad dry because the dressing was high in sugar. The salad was sweet and salty so we didn't miss dessert that much anyway.
Dinner started with a Spinach and Strawberry salad with BACON, I love bacon. The recipe called for bacon bits something I never use, it didn't bother me a bit to cook up some bacon. In fact it worked out perfectly all my stove top cooking was done
in the pan I fried the bacon in. A lot less dishes that way and a little added flavor to all the other dishes. I gave this salad a 4 star because as written it is so so and other then cooking my own bacon bits I followed the recipe. I will use the salad again
with a homemade Poppy seed dressing and add a squirt or 2 of lemon juice.
Next came the green beans these got mixed reviews in my house and I was the only one that really liked them. I used the same skillet I had used for the bacon and chops, the smell of onion and garlic cooking in bacon grease is like the best perfume on
the market every one finds it intoxicating. The addition of cinnamon to the beans was a great idea it took beans in tomato sauce to the next level. At least I think so. I gave this recipe a 4 because I was the only one that really liked them.
If you like cinnamon , Lebanese, exotic types of food you should give this a try. I won't get away with it often but I will make this again. It is an easy flavorful recipe. If Bill had been even a little enthused about the beans this recipe would have gotten
a 5 from me.
This last dish is 5 stars on many levels not the least being the rice actually worked as the recipe is written. There was no reviews on this recipe to help me out so I took it on faith that the rice would cook. The liquid to rice ratio was right and
the timing something I forgot to look at when I read the recipe was also correct. Only one little problem it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook. I missed my 6 0clock dinner bell because I didn't read the cooking time until I was putting it in the oven at
5:30. I have been off all week with the time change but this time I can not blame the time change even a little bit. This time it was all me. This is such a straight forward recipe that I did it from memory and didn't flip the kindle on until I needed a cooking
time for the timer. It was worth the wait. I followed the recipe as written except I only used 2 chops. The rice was perfectly done the meat tender and full of flavor and the vegetables just added the finishing touch. I did change one thing but I don't really
think it counts I used my own home made very rich and flavorful beef broth. I try hard not to use canned any thing,as well as prepared broths and stock. I keep chicken, beef,& ham on hand in the freezer at all times. At least I try to.
There you go the 3 faces of dinner!
Happy Day to Everyone!