Friday, January 07, 2011

Sigh. I made a wonderful beef and vegetable stew and neither of my kids ever ate it...and there's a lot of it, too. I took a beef bone and some vegetable broth and mushrooms, leeks, celery, and simmered all that together...and then roasted parsnips, onions, rutabagas and turnips with a thin coating of olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and a bay leaf....and after they were roasted, I cut them smaller and threw them into the stock (took the bone out) and added salt. The root veggies were so good roasted that I might make some more and eat them like that without making them into a stew. If I'd had a little wine, I would have thrown that in, too. It was pretty good.

When I'm happy and upbeat I go and do all this cooking, and then the kids won't eat it half the time.

After this stew is gone, I want to make a winter squash curry soup...unless I make dahl first. The winter squash soup will have a winter squash, roasted first, then partly cubed and the rest mashed. In the meantime, sauteed onions and garlic with curry, possibly a pepper...and add cocnut milk and then the mashed squash and some chicken or vegetable broth is necessary, and when that is hot, the cubed squash. Maybe, maybe a very small amount of chickpeas.

And then I wonder, why on earth am I doing this? Why am I cooking all this food when nobody else eats it? I mean, I like my food better than most of the stuff I could get in a restaurant...but geez, I cook so much of it. :-/

They did not even try it. Not even a bite.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Your effort cooking should, and could be well respected, and you should be treated like a queen for all that work! YUM! you know Alaskans just skip the beef, and put in the Moose or Caribou bone. gee, Becky, that's a really nice thought, for all your kids. really! they wouldn't eat it? OMG!! are they lame? woa, i guess it's a good thing, i'm coming over, NOW. Lol...thanks for cooking! VW

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