Saturday, March 8, 2008

Saturday's Eats.

After all of that playing in the snow, you better believe we were all hungry!! We'd started off our morning with the chocolate chip muffins I posted about earlier. After lots of sledding, snow angel making, and even a little shoveling we were all ready to head inside to warm up.

First up was the Hot Coco-Cocoa from the previous post. After we'd enjoyed our cocoa I got started on lunch. Mairin had requested nachos, that sounded good to me, so I headed to the kitchen to whip some up. First I made the lentils from the lentil taco recipe. When those were finished I poured them over some tortilla chips and topped it with some diced onion, tomato, and avocado. Then I sprinkled it all with some chopped fresh cilantro and squeezed the juice of one lime down over it all. These were so good that none of us even missed the cheese at all!

After our lunch we all laid down and took a nap. I have to admit, it was so awesome to lay down in the middle of the day and sleep. I felt soooo good when I woke up! After our nap we bundled up and went back out in the snow again. This time the powdery snow of the morning had started to freeze and stick together, so we had us a little snowball fight. After that the girls did a little more sledding and then we headed in for dinner.

While Rob and the girls warmed up in front of the heater watching a movie, I got dinner going. We had "Fettuccine with Red Lentil Sauce" from Vegan Planet, only I used whole wheat linguine instead. This sauce is very quick and easy to make, however, it is lacking in flavor just a bit. I added about 2 tsp of dried basil to it, and that helped bring it to life. On the side we had some grilled asparagus and portobello mushrooms. I just put the veggies on the grill and drizzled them with olive oil. Once they were cooked I removed them from the heat and sprinkled them with sea salt while they were still hot. Oh man, they were good. I could have made a meal out of just the veggies. We also had some simple garlic bread to go along with it all.


Jenny said...

I've made the red lentil sauce as well, and agree that it is very good, but maybe needs a little something. I love grilled veggies!

keeta said...

Yum, those nachos look awesome! I'm going to have to try making that lentil sauce from VP, I have it checked out of the library and haven't made anything yet. Good tip to spice it up, though. :D