i wonder if this sudden obsession with posting about my food is some kind of aversion to talking about real things after that gory no more babies post. but, anyway, i have pictures and everything so that must make it legit.
first of all, i wanted you all to know what the breakfast of champions really is around here. because it is the same thing everyday for my little bean. he is a man of taste and values and he has a rather picky palate.
cashews and goldfish. sometimes this is just goldfish. or, bunny shaped crackers. he would love to have just cashews but come on now — a nut only diet and cloth diapers do not a good combination make.
i really don’t want to put this up and have anyone tell me about the poor nutritional start to the day so it is a good thing that i really don’t have anyone reading my blog except victory and her husband ruffle butt. and, i am fairly certain their kid eats chicken nuggets and peas for lunch every day. so, they have sense of where i am coming from on this one.
i, on the other hand, like some good food. i suppose i am equally picky about my food but just in a more complex and multifaceted way. i want nice food, just so, and i often would rather make it myself so that it is just how i want it even though i had to do the work and someone else may have offered. call me crazy. i don’t mind.
flash is away for work so i normally would not bother to cook just for me, but i did. i could dig deep and try to sort out why but i am liking things fluffy.
for dinner i decided to try out this recipe i have been eyeing since she put it up over the weekend almost cheeseless casserole. i don’t know why i was drawn to it because i have never in my life thought, “i wish this had less cheese” about anything at all. more cheese is more better.
i did make a few changes. instead of the butternut squash i decided to go for some zucchini which i cut into thick rounds and then quartered. and, i added another handful of feta to the recipe by stirring it in with the yogurt/garlic/egg mixture. i also simply could not be bothered to toast my almond slivers so *gasp* they went on raw. i am such a rebel.
after i had assembled it i had a major crushing reaction to how it looked and was sure i had done something wrong. i rechecked the recipe a few times but could not find my error. but man oh man mine looked like two noodles in a bath of yogurt and i couldn’t believe it would turn out ok. see for yourself:
i know it is kind of hard to see the yogurt bath because i had put my raw almonds on top and that is kind of all you can see. oh, and if you want to cook this please note that the recipe said to put the toasted almonds on after baking. oops. but, my point is that it was really really yogurty looking and i thought my dinner was going to be “good enough” which is not really worth the effort for just me home alone with the kids who won’t eat the stuff.
well, i put it in the oven, set the timer, and chatted a bit with gohan while i waited. (while we were chatting i was making the bean his omlette for dinner and passing pea spoon after spoon after spoon to teethe and bang on things. it was really peaceful and relaxing.) gohan was telling me the most hysterical story about touring #1’s soon to be school and the principle referring to some of the students as “retarded.” yes, that is right. it is the year 2009 and a principle of an elementary school who was giving prospective parents a tour repeatedly used the descriptive word “retarded.” isn’t that just so wrong you find yourself trying not to giggle? or am i just messed up.
ding ding, the timer goes off and guess what. the yogurt stuff cooked up so nicely and now my dinner looks awesome!
once again, not the best picture ever. so sorry. if you scroll back up and click on the link i gave you she has a really nice picture you can look at. and mine looked just like it. no, really, it did. just like it. well, except different pasta, zucchini, more feta, untoasted almonds, and the fact that i am not a professional. but whatever because it tasted so good it was worth juggling the kids to make it all for myself.
you should try it. and please please please, for the love of all things that go really well together but you don’t want to do because you are too lazy DO NOT SKIP THE ZEST. you want the zest in there.
now i will shut up.
but, did you notice the title isn’t numbered?