meat and three veg doesn't have to be boring
This is what we had for dinner last night.
Green beans, tomatoes and delicious, delicous grilled eggplant. Just barely visible off to the left of the vegetables is a shoulder of lamb (not the most photogenic of meats!), pre-cut into slices and marinated in olive oil, garlic and plenty of fresh rosemary and thrown on to the barbeque. Yum. Was it ever good.
Because three out of four members of our little family run the other way when they hear the word "eggplant" I got to eat that all by myself. They really don't know what they're missing. Vegetables make the world go 'round!
Lately I've been getting a great deal of inspiration from a lovely food magazine called Fine Cooking. My thoughtful mother gave me a subscription for my birthday (only 4 days to go!) and I've received two issues so far, both full of easy, delicious recipes using seasonal foods and lots of tips and tricks for both the novice and advanced cook. Even if you don't get the magazine, there's enough interesting stuff on the web site to keep you busy for hours. And no, no one's paying me to say that. I just quite impressed, that's all.
So if you think you can't cook, think again and go check this out. It might even turn you into an eggplant lover.