Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boys Love Chicken Salad Sandwiches...

They tell us the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and I'm setting the bar high, little girls out there. You might not even know who you are yet, but take my advice anyway and start enjoying how to cook, because not only is it good for you, it will keep the others happy too!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Toast a handful of walnut pieces in a small saucepan for a couple of minutes over high heat, and set them aside to cool.

Chop up some left over roasted chicken and toss it with a big spoonful of mayonnaise.

Next, peel and chop a nice ripe apple and mix it in with the chicken.

Add 2 big chopped green onions, and a handful of chopped cilantro, or basil, or parsley.

Toss in the toasted walnuts once they have cooled.

Salt a bit, and add a drizzle of olive oil if it looks dry (or more mayonnaise if you really want to).

Serve on big slices of sourdough bread, open-faced or closed.

Look how happy they get -- even abandoning the toys for a minute to finish dinner!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Boys Love Arroz a la Cubana

Lucinda Scala Quinn has a cookbook about feeding boys and men. I'm interested in taking a look at that...

A perennial favorite around here is Arroz a la Cubana: rice with tomato sauce, an egg on top, fried sausage alongside, and a little bit of fried plantain.

Just look how happy they are!

And how well they eat!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back in business

...with a new iPhone and a creamy, manchego-cheesy, yellow tomato risotto for dinner. Look!

Sunday, September 5, 2010