C is for Cookie

Sometimes I’m lousy at feeding myself. I would never suggest Matt and I eat ice cream for supper, but somehow it’s acceptable when I’m home alone. Cookies and milk? Sounds swell to me! Chips, salsa, and beer? Sure! I’ve never claimed to be disciplined.

But last week there was a minor success. I made a delicious, nutritious meal just for myself. Granted it’s an easier task in the spring and summer when I crave healthier food and more variety is available. My internal Cookie Monster goes into some sort of reverse hibernation. Spring and summertime meals often consist of variations on salads, fresh fruit and veggies, cheese, and crackers or bread. Some of my favorite eating experiences come from this type mixing and matching of simple ingredients with fancy condiments.

Not only was my meal an accomplishment in itself, it also happened to be the first kale harvest. The kale is coming along nicely, though I noticed one white moth and some eggs on the leaves. Tomorrow I’ll spray off the eggs and any lingering moths with the force of the water nozzle.

garden: early aprilfresh cut kale

roasted cauliflower and sauteed kale
Roasted cauliflower and steamed kale with red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and Kalamata olives.

2 thoughts on “C is for Cookie

  1. Yay! I sure enjoyed my days of eating solo. Now I’m already calculating if I can get away with serving a meatless dinner because i forgot to thaw out the roast I was going to cook.

  2. Kale, yay! A friend recently freaked me out by suggesting my recent dental traumas might be a result of lack of dietary calcium. I already loved kale, and now I know it also is a great source of calcium. Yay for healthy teeth. Olives, also dear friends of mine. Gorgeous meal, Tricia.

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