Friday, March 28, 2008

Domesticity Defined

Whole Wheat Beer Batter Bread

Nutritious Bran Muffins

Salmon w/ Parmesan Polenta and Asparagus

So all you foodies out there will commiserate with me on this post. Don't the above photos look healthy and delicious? Funny you say that, they are!!

Call me crazy, but I absolutely love providing for my family in terms of filling their tummies with good for-you-fare. All three of the above are packed with nothing but healthy, oh so yummy goods.

Let's start with the Whole Wheat Beer Batter Bread:

This is the absolute easiest recipe you'll come across. Not only is it one bowl, mix, pour, and bake but it requires NO KNEADING! Did you hear that, no arm workout today!! This truly is a no-fail recipe. The bread fills your kitchen with incredible aromas, comes out perfectly golden brown, and is dynamite with your favorite soup or plain right out of the oven slathered with your favorite topping.

On to the Nutritious Bran Muffins:

Whole Wheat Flour, oat bran, figs, shredded carrots, walnuts, and applesauce in place of most of the oil. Does it get any better than that? Of course this is an abbreviated ingredient list but I just wanted to highlight what makes up the body of goodness in this little morsel. These are great for snack time or a quick breakfast on the go. Mmm., mmm, mmm!

Finally, the Salmon Dinner:

What can beat Omega 3 goodness, belly filling starch, and greens galore? All three of these "musts" compirse this meal. The marinated salmon flakes easily and melts in your mouth, the polenta compliments the fish well, and the asparagus never fails to leave your pee with that unmistakable aroma (oh gosh, Grandma sorry if I've offended)! No really, I love a meal like this. And you know what worked well? Zack (the hubby) must have bread with a meal like this. So what did I have available? Well the Beer Batter Bread was sitting on kitchen counter just asking to be consumed. Zack sliced off a big ol' slab, buttered it generously and enjoyed it with this meal. Perfect!

It feels so great to be back into the swing of things, actually preparing meals for the fam. If you too, want the satisfaction of divine domesticity I'm willing to share my recipes. Just let me know!

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

OK, So How do I find the recipe?? The picures are Pure (and Healthy) tempation. I'm craving some awesome Muffins!