Really good ingredients equals really good eating. Not much imagination required.
Dinner last night was a composed plate of roasted beets, boiled potatoes and roasted butternut squash. Drizzled with McEvoy olive oil (and why aren't you splurging on some of that yet?) and a whisper of 12-year-old balsamic vinegar. Strewn with crumbled cotija cheese and chopped parsley. Deeply satisfying.
I think Cranky is *thisclose* to becoming a vegetarian, because he requested this meal.
The funny thing is that I, who have always been a semi-demi-quasi-vegetarian, am now fascinated by meat. It really kicked in when we ordered the Kentucky ham, with its darkly animal flavor. Like a switch was flipped.
Eh. Still. I loved last night's dinner.