I am curious. Is food fun for you? Does blogging make it more fun? Do you cook differently because you blog? What is more interesting, the cooking, the blogging, the responses? Are you eating more fattening food or healthier food?
When I went to make my lunch today, I realized how much more "exciting" it is, on a daily basis, for me to make and eat lunch. The idea that I am sharing it with you keeps me on the straight and narrow (most of the time). I am eating a healthier diet and I want it to be at least, a little bit interesting. I am referring to the food.
I could make a unique salad daily and I would be happy with it but that would get boring both for me and for you. It is more of a challenge, for me, to come up with something else. I am not looking for complicated or difficult. I still need something quick, easy and delicious.
To answer the above questions. Yep, food is fun for me, both cooking and blogging and I love you responses. I definitely cook differently, as the lunch demonstrates. It goes further, I like making new recipes to share with you. Instead of repeating the same meals a few times a month, we are eating different dishes, almost daily. Granted, I make mac and cheese, at least once a month, but I vary what goes into it. Who knew there were so many recipes for mac and cheese? Who knew, I could make up new and yummy variations? Who knew, I would become so much more comfortable with food? Who knew, I would not be afraid to try a new vegetable or a new technique?
Before, I ask you any more questions, let me share today's lunch. It almost could not get easier with four ingredients, one pot and a dish to eat from. OK, a fork too.
Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese
1 small package of brussels sprouts (I guess that is about a dozen.)
1/2 cup goat cheese
some drizzles of garlic rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon honey
Put about two inches of water in saucepan. The goal is that it will be covering the brussels sprouts when they are put in.
Add brussels sprouts to the water after the water is boiling gently and cook for 7 minutes or tender,
Drop the goat cheese in small pieces on the brussels sprouts and mix very gently. Place in microwave for 1 minute, if you want the cheese to warm up and soften. Otherwise, it is time to eat.
I enjoyed this a lot. Of course, I think goat cheese makes anything better.