Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Cherry Clafoutis.......Ya, That's What I Said
I'm sitting here having an ADHD moment. I have cleaned about 16 different places and I can't seem to nail it down to just one area. I've finally given myself a pseudo break and I started looking through some cooking magazines I need to get rid of.
I am looking at these pictures of food like some people probably like to look at porn. I can't get enough and I don't want to throw them away. Frankly I want to save them under my mattress.
The problem is that I like food. Ever since having the nuggets my tastes have developed quite nicely and I really enjoy trying new things, new flavors, new combinations. The bigger problem is that the rest of my family including The Man, eat like toddlers. Cut up pieces of meat.....beef, chicken, pork, maybe a cheese stick and some chips to top it off. None of them will eat a thing if it has any kind of sauce or vegetable....most of them don't even like bread. That is a mortal sin.
So, unless I want to make my own very tiny meal with food items that I don't usually keep on hand....er, you know there are only so many things you can do with a hunk of meat and plain white rice (YUCK!), I don't really eat the kinds of things that I dream of.
On our super awesome anniversary vacation (that wasn't sarcasm......I know, it's hard to tell sometimes) we had the best time! But when it came to food we were doing a lot of meat based restaurants. I love some good meat, don't get me wrong. BUT I would like to branch out. Finally, desperate to make my taste buds happy, Officer Handsome took me to a beautiful little French bakery. The food was so beautiful I was near tears. I loved my food. I nearly had an affair right there in front of him. My heart was very close to transfering it's affections. And what pray tell did that handsome man eat? The only normal thing on the menu...a BLT. I literally had to block him out to be able to enjoy my food. It was like eating with someone on a diet. I wanted to give him a little smack on the tush! And not in an anniversary kind of way!
So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna save my little pictures of pretty food, that I am sure tastes just as pretty. I'm gonna put them right next to my bed. And when Officer Handsome doesn't come home until VERY late at night because he was chasing a nut job down a deserted road in the dark, after she threw some drugs out the window........I'm gonna look at those pictures.