I love to eat! I love the different flavors, textures and smells of food. Sometimes I get so tired of cooking, and especially of thinking of what to cook. Then I realize I am working too hard at it. I love all things simple, so why not look at food the same way too. Instead of a meal that takes 14 adjectives to describe, how about simple food, simple meals, and simple pleasures. There are times the 14 adjective meals are good, but not for every day.
Why is there a love/hate relationship with food? Why do we put so much guilt on enjoying our meals, and say things like, “I was so bad, I ate chocolate yesterday?” I think the concept of all things in moderation goes well here, enjoy, savor, and eat – just in moderation.
We were created to eat. That is true, without food and nourishment we do not survive. We have taste buds, we have creative souls, we should enjoy our food. I think the greatest food sin is to eat without paying attention. How often do we open a bag of chips and mindlessly munch away while reading or watching TV? This is not eating, this is using food as entertainment or self medication. Anyway, I plan to share a few of our meals for the next month. I am always curious about what other people eat. I look in grocery shopping carts when I wait in line. I need new ideas for food, like all of us. I enjoy sharing what I am doing, and I will be searching the web for what others eat as well.
Today for lunch we ate leftovers. Sounds exiting, right? We had a left over steak, some shrimp and some fresh vegetables. I made a platter of quesadillas with those items. I cut up steak and layered one tortilla with the steak pieces, cheese and steak sauce. I cut up shrimp and layered a tortilla with the shrimp and a mixture of ketchup and horseradish sauce and cheese. I had a bowl of carrots, red peppers, cherry tomato halves that were leftover from a salad, and I made a quesadilla with those. The last one was for my son, cheese and chorizo sausage. I melted the cheese and mixtures between the two tortilla breads, and had a nice Sunday afternoon lunch. We ate these with fresh carrot and broccoli spears. Simple, but good.