Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Fall On My Face — Er, IN My Face

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.

9 comments:

lisaSD said...

Oh, cookiecrum...McEvoy is in fact the fancy oil that I have that I can't tell is any different than, oh, supermarket brand. I really do need olive-oil remedial school...

ren said...

oh, that is such a beautiful looking meal, i just had to comment. sometimes the simplest things really are the best.

cookiecrumb said...

ren: Yeah, I couldn't believe how much satisfaction we got from a really simple plate.
lisa: Could your McEvoy be more than a year old? Ah, well. Look at it this way: You don't have to splurge!

Greg said...

Looks like that dish would go with Ham. ;)

cookiecrumb said...

Dang, Greg, you're right!!

rae said...

ohhh, i love beets. must. get. some. saturday. at. farmers. market.

cookiecrumb said...

Yeah, too bad they don't show up well in the picture. It's OK, though; we have two more in the fridge to eat, maybe atop some home-grown lettuce (staged decoratively for the camera).

Rozanne said...

That looks so incredibly scrumptious!!!!

Why can't I ever think of making something like that?

cookiecrumb said...

Rozanne: It's just so simple and easy. Take what you have in the fridge and assemble it in a pretty, loving way! Little pinches of seasoning for flavor, but the food does most of its own work.