I've tried to get back into blogging, but Im afraid that life is just way too busy right now. So instead of pretending that I have all the available time in the world, I am going to just admit that I just don't have the time for food blogging right now. So I'm taking a little vacation. Once life has calmed down a little and become a bit more manageable, I will be back.
Let me say that again, I will be back. I know that sometimes isn't the case and bloggers can disappear after taking such a vacation. But I will miss blogging and I still enjoy it. So I will return!
I honestly started this conversation complaining about how I've eaten nothing but crappy food lately and how moving and marriage is stress.
I swear if you read the last five-ten blog posts, they would all have the same similar sob story going on.
It's pathetic. I swear I do have other things going on in my life. I don't just sit at home and complain about moving and marriage. At least, I'd better not... the wife probably wouldn't approve of that bit of complaining.
Last night something exciting DID happen! We had friends over for dinner for the first time since moving into this house. It's always exciting to show off a new place, even if it isn't beautified yet. And on the plus side, I definitely got the chance to get back into cooking shape!
These potatoes are a step in the right direction and definitely up my alley. Simple and easy, but delicious. And when entertaining guests something that meets all those categories is always a winner. Aaand it was.
Sooo you should try it. Please? Give me some self confidence!
Parmesan Potatoes with Garlic
Red Potatoes - 5, cut into small bite sized pieces
Olive Oil - 2 tbsps
Salt and Pepper
Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
Green Onion - 2 stalks, chopped
Bacon - 4-6 slices
Parmesan Cheese - about a 1/4 cup
Preheat the oven to 350F
Toss the potatoes, olive oil and salt and pepper in a bowl until well coated. Place on a oiled baking sheet. Place in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Pull out of the oven and sprinkle on the garlic and green onion. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant and lightly browned.
While in the oven, cook the bacon as desired, but I suggest some crunch to it. Cut into small pieces.
Spoon off of the baking sheet into a serving bowl and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and the bacon. Toss to mix it together. Enjoy it folks, it's a tasty side!
I was playing squash with my friend today and we ended up discussing the nutrition of milk. The conversation didn't really start that way... It actually started with me worrying about getting into the faculty of education, which prompted my squash sidekick to ask what I would do instead.
I told him that I would consider doing something food related, although the idea of adding more schooling to my life makes me shudder. He started laughing at me, telling me that nutritionists have the crappy job of telling people to simply "stop eating KFC" and to "start exercising". I made sure to point out nutritionists also help with gluten allergies, celiac disease and other digestion issues, and he surrendered the point (both in squash AND the information). The conversation then meandered into Canada's food guide and then eventually the necessity of dairy (which as it turns out, isn't needed in our human diets at all).
Then my athletic amigo said something profound. He said "You know, there are so many more important things to worry about than if milk is necessary for our diet or not. Maybe if we focused our energy on one thing, or only the most important issues, we can make some headway with health. Maybe we should worry more about exercise and the consumption of fast food and soft drinks instead of whether our kids will be healthy with milk or not".
Boom. Mind blown.
I mean, he's got it right. Right? Do you think we should stop worrying about the smaller diet issues and focus more on the big ones?