Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cooking with Jamie

As you can see I did NOT make it to goal # 3 in January, which was to cook a fabulous meal. I'm not sad about that, however, because I spent the time getting to know Jamie Oliver and his cooking ... through various shows and reviews. Jamie's approach is fresh, organic and quick. He says we eat too much processed food and the reason many people say, "I hate veggies" is because we just throw them in a pot of boiling water, and turn them into gooey mush. I have decided to test this theory on Conrad, the VEGGIE HATER. I am REALLY excited to try the process! I've seen Jamie on Oprah, I watched his series Jamie's Food Revolution, I've started watching his show on the Cooking Channel AND I bought one of his 7 cookbooks, also called Jamie's Food Revolution. I got it on Amazon, and if I like it, I may buy more.

Conrad has agreed to try this way of eating for a bit, so today I went to the market and came back with:

We're not going vegetarian, everyone calm down! I just didn't find it necessary to take pictures of meat. I just don't know if we have ever, at any one time, had this many fresh veggies in the house or not. I'm TOLD by Jamie, that veggies can be good and what makes them good?

White wine, fresh herbs and parmasean cheese- the BLOCK of cheese. You grate it yourself. The stuff in the tub is crap-ola. I would also like to say that I have NEVER cooked with fresh herbs. Not in this lifetime! I've seen them growing in people's yards and windowsills, and maybe I'll grow them myself if this works out, but I am TOTALLY a dried oregano off the shelf kinda girl. I think mostly anything goes ... but I bought dill, thyme and rosemary this time because my meat choices for the week were pork and chicken ... and of course, I got some potatoes, so these were the obvious choices. I am not a huge dill fan, but for some reason fresh dill on potatoes sounds REALLY good. So ... anyway, I'm trying!

We're not cooking tonight, and tomorrow is Super Bowl so we're having... snacky stuff, but pork chops and califlower are on the menu for Monday. I know that sounds disgusting, but it's not gonna be. You just have to see what I do with it.

Wish us luck!



Kelley @ Why Leave Well Enough Alone said...

Conrad doesn't like veggies, so you're starting him off on CAULIFLOWER?! Shouldn't you set your sights lower with, say, green beans? LOL

The Tomball Three said...

Oh no, he hates hates hates green beans. he agreed to the cauliflower! I gave him choices!