I haven't posted in the past few days because 1) I was crazy busy, 2) I went out to dinner a lot, 3) I was still sad about the lack of camera in my life.
However, new camera in hand, I cooked up a storm tonight and took oodles of pictures. I was also able to use my new turquoise plates as a back drop, which rocked my world. I have no recipes to share today, just lots of pictures to make up for the previous few posts full of photo-less prose.
Presenting, your weekly dose of food porn:
All cooked up -- A Lighter Shade of Pale (Purple)
Roasted chicken, with garlic cloves, sliced lemon, and rosemary
Blanched asparagus, with walnut oil, lemon juice, and walnuts
Dinner tonight -- polenta, roasted chicken, steamed cauliflower, and walnutty asparagus
Our appetizer tonight: Green chile bread, with seasoned olive oil for dipping
Pasta salad made with the leftover roasted chicken, tomatoes, capers, olives, mushrooms, arugula, fresh basil, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Hello, lunch for the week!
Again, just because it is pretty -- mmm, pasta salad. Who said carbs were bad? I mock the very thought!
While all of the chicken-ing, cauliflower-ing, asparagus-ing, polenta-ing, and pasta salad-ing was going on, I was also boiling the hell out of a few smoked turkey drumsticks. Above is the resulting broth and shredded smoked turkey. This broth and turkey will be used later this week in a dish with blackeyed peas and kale.
See? I told you I went wild in the kitchen tonight -- I even wore an apron. :)
My new camera and I wish you a wonderful evening -- see you soon!