I am so busy working on articles that I am just posting a few recent food shots of dishes and meals I’ve enjoyed lately. I cannot seem to get the formatting right (still learning on my new site!), so have made sure all have captions, to help decipher.
First, here is a gorgeous stuffed, roasted breast of veal. This is one of my favorite dishes and this time I planned well, and allowed plenty of time for long slow roasting. There is also a photo of it as it went into the oven.
Next up, we have a very nice lasagna from Simply Nutritious Meals, made with whole wheat noodles, chicken sausage, and-of course-aforementioned squash. I love a “white lasagna,” i.e. one without tomato sauce once in a while, and this one was delicous.
I also enjoyed a Creekstone burger at the Genomics Cafe one day, it is “natural” Angus, no hormones or antibiotics, and there is an amazing (and chilling) article on Wikipedia about the original owners’ laudable desire to test all of their cattle for BSE (Mad Cow variant), and how the USDA tried to block them.
Now, I have a confession to make: every now and then I simply must have creamed, dried beef (on toast or a biscuit). So, maybe once every few years I succumb, but I rinse it off first, to get rid of the salt.
With so many places making their own jerky now, I wonder if anyone is making dried beef? Because, I gotta say, the ingredients in the store bought stuff are scary.
Loved the grasshopper cupcake from the new Dessert Boutique in Montgomery. I’m surprised I wanted to try anything with that name, since the time in college I drank about 12 alcoholic grasshoppers in one night. Ruined my love of creme de menthe forever. Serves me right.
Lamb burger with mint and feta. This was so good; I also put dollops of tahini and labneh (thickened yogurt) in the pita, so good.
My brother raved about these meat pies (empanadas on the menu) he enjoyed at Molly Malloy’s in the Reading Terminal Market a few days ago. They were made with short ribs and even came with au jus dipping gravy. Manly stuff!
Lastly, to scour out the arteries, sometime I just gotta have my Bob’s Red Mill hot cereal, in this case the 8-grain. Happy 84th birthday Bob!