Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Food

Aaack! I am stuffed silly.
I've been eating vast quantities of nourishing, warming winter food: soups, stews, cassoulets, polentas, sausages, potatoes, cabbage...
I am full.
Yesterday I needed a salad. Just a simple salad.
Cranky trimmed some baby hearts of Romaine lettuce, and whipped up a blue cheese/ranch dressing (you mix some sour cream into some buttermilk, and crumble in the blue cheese; salt and pepper, dried herbs if you insist, and that's it).
You wouldn't think a simple salad would fill you up, but it was a good plateful and I ate every bite.

13 comments:

Amy Sherman said...

That sounds SO GOOD right now! I made an enormous batch of mac and cheese. So very tired of eating it...

dancingmorganmouse said...

we've been stuffing ourselves silly with salad for weeks. I'm now wondering if your dressing would be just as nice with some lovely goat or sheep fetta.

bewitchingkitchen said...

I also had a craving for salad yesterday - mine was just romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, black olives and a little feta cheese crumbled on top. Olive oil and lemon juice. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas calls for moderation :-)

cookiecrumb said...

Amy: Sometimes you gotta cut the fat with some raw foliage!
I used to make huge casseroles, and dreaded the leftovers. Then I started making one-meal-only casseroles, and missed the leftovers. :)

Mouse: Of course you can use whatever lovely cheese you like. It won't have that burny blue zing, then, and just as well.

Bewitch: Lemon on salad is required by the salad police. Lovely. (Moderation. Hah! I'm actually in "training" to have a good enough appetite for Christmas.)

Greg said...

Got to have a salad. It's on my honey's required list.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: If you listen, your body will tell you what it needs. You have to develop that "ear." (Mine's telling me I need caviar pretty soon.)

kudzu said...

Love the snow drift dressing on the Romaine! Nice salad. And may I say I am so enjoying those sub-heads as you change them....way cool.

Zoomie said...

Ha! Channeling you again, I wrote a post about a simple salad, too, only saved it for later. You'll know it when you see it.

Catherine said...

I want to eat that right now!

cookiecrumb said...

Kudzu: Thanks on the subheads. It's been fun to tweak the message daily (or thereabouts).
The salad -- I would gladly drench an iceberg wedge with this dressing.

Zoomie: Can't wait! Yay.

Catherine: You just might. You'd be interested to know I bought a bag of raw cashews to make vegan cheese... xx

Kalyn said...

I can so relate to the desire for just some simple salad. I know I'm overdoing it on the rich food when I start craving that!

cookiecrumb said...

Kalyn: Give your inner gyroscope some credit. :D

Sweet Bird said...

I'm not a big salad fan but that pic is changing my mind. Oh the siren call of romaine...