Meals have been pretty simple the past couple weeks. And we have plans for more of that. Mike has a great NY resolution to learn to make super yummy sauces to pair with staples like beans and rice. I'm in favor of that!!!
Tonight's dinner was bright green with this past summer's basil pesto. I think I used an entire cup of this emerald sauce, plus 3 heads of broccoli. I think I'll embrace a new philosophy that the quantity of vegetables should equal the quantity of pasta in a dish like this. So simple, yet so delicious. Pasta. Pesto. Broccoli.
This next meal we enjoyed right after New Years Day (leftover black eyed peas) and then again the next night! The black eyed peas, rice and spinach were super good, of course. I doused mine in plenty of tabasco vinegar that's still going from the bumper crop of tabasco chiles in 2009. The waffle fries were the big star, though. I got some of the frozen Alexia brand waffle fries that are seasoned up somethin' crazy. I usually don't get these since they're not organic, but what the heck? Live a little. The kids used them to scoop up black eyed peas and greens and, I must say, that was a fabulous idea. They then suggested that we have these for dinner every night. Or every hour. Or every minute.