Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Guilt and Vegetables
I have been dealing with guilt this evening. Fully intending (remember how I hate the word "INTEND"? It tends to get people in trouble.) to make my walk in the dreaded heat tonight while listening to my favorite tunes, a weird little storm blew up out of no where. My goal was to be at the dam by 8:15pm and be done by 9pm. I just figured a little later, maybe a little cooler, maybe a little more peaceful. I was looking forward to it. Thank goodness I didn't go any sooner. The sky turned black and a huge gust of wind whipped by my window. The heat had been almost unbearable as the air just wasn't moving. The weather reminds me of last year when the rain pelted all summer. I feel like I'm in the movie Groundhog Day or something. It's as if this is a continuation from last year. I wake up everyday and it rains. It's like a nightmare. Once I begin my walks across the dam in the summer, I feel guilty if I miss an evening.
So, since I'm missing my walk I'll tell you about a little recipe I found in a Mexican Recipe Book this weekend. I wish I had pictures but I don't. Didn't even think about taking any as I wasn't sure it would be as wonderful as it actually turned out. Mom told me tonight she really liked those vegetables I fixed the other night. Ironically I finished off the veggies today at lunch thinking they almost taste better today than the other evening. It made me crave more. I've been thinking about them since our conversation.
Anyhoo, I took a half a head of cauliflower, a stalk of broccoli, and 2 large carrots. I cut apart the cauliflower and broccoli and sliced the carrots into large thin pieces. Then I steamed them to make them perfect. In a saucepan I melted 2 tablespoons of butter, then added 1 small clove of garlic (chopped as tiny as I could get it) and a BIG squeeze of lime. Boiled these ingredients for less than a minute. Poured it over the veggies and YUUUUMMMMEEEE!! Next time I'm going to add zucchini or yellow squash. This was the first time I used fresh garlic. Now let me tell you I love garlic, but this was the bomb!!! The bomb I tell ya. It gave a wonderful flavor along with the fresh lime juice. If you like these kinds of things, trust me, you'll love this!!
Posted by Lisa Pogue at Tuesday, June 23, 2009