Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Then You Can Brush Your Teeth and Go To Bed

(weeping) "I don't like this!"
"But you haven't even tried it!"
(pause)
"I don't like this food! It's YUCKY!"

I don't know what my kids' problem is. Doesn't this look delicious to you?

I'm being sarcastic. I know it looks gross; that's why I had to take a picture. It's not as nasty as it looks, I promise. But then again, I love chard.

When David got home, he asked if there was any dinner left; he thought this was compost. If you want to make nasty dinners too, here's what you do:
Go to Trader Joe's and get a bag of tortellini , a bag of frozen, cooked shrimp, and a bag of Chard of Many Colors, and follow directions. This involves sauteed garlic, chard, broth, a big can of crushed tomatoes, and a glug or two of Vermouth (you know, glug-glug....that's the sound it makes when you pour it into your throat--err...your pan...) and let it simmer. Throw the shrimp in the hot pasta water just before you drain it, toss everything togeter and voila! A big huge bowl of deliciousness that you will be enjoying, by yourself, for the rest of the week.

Bon app├ętit!

4 comments:

Dennis Family said...

compost...it's what's for dinner!

Michelle said...

(minus the shrimp) it looks DELICIOUS to me!

Anonymous said...

It does look interesting. The comments remind me of things I heard when you and your brother were little. As that goes, I still hear that from my grandchildren. Yucky pulp in the fresh squeezed OJ. A mom's life can be tough at times. Just remember - things come full circle - there will be a time when they make something for their children and get the same reaction. I like my zuchinni/apple pancakes - but, dad says, no thank you. Hang in there. Each day seems like an eternity sometimes but, it is gone in a blink. You are doing a great job and your children will not starve for the lack of one meal. Remember those starving children in China - the ones I heard about throughout my childhood. Anyways - you are very loved. :0)

runnergirl said...

I feel inspired to make some of my own chard of many colors concoction... although, I don't know how well that would go over in my house. I regret not taking a picture of my most infamous meal which sounded so delicious on paper... an autumn pasta dish where pumpkin sauce inspired me to the point that I completely skipped over that it was accompanied by ground sausage and steamed broccoli. Needless to say, it wasn't a hit, I refused to taste it as it simmered...