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Atonement February 28, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
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After two meals of Ravioli in Chipotle Cream Sauce with Mushrooms (hey, I always cook with left-overs in mind) I found I’d gained two pounds in two days!

Hey, that’s what happens when you pour a pint of heavy cream over mascarpone-filled pasta and EAT IT.

Anyway, being at the scale-crushing weight of 126lbs makes me feel stiff and bloated and, as Pigboy Crabshaw used to say, “Ah cain’t fit into mah brazier no mo’!”

So it was time to get back to some sensible meals, like a hearty organic salad.

I know, “hearty” and “salad” aren’t always uttered in the same breath. But trust me, if you put enough of The Goods in a big, BIG bowl, you can go to bed looking preggers and get up ready to seduce the world.

The Goods:

A bag of organic… oh hell, it was all organic! Mesclun greens, grated carrot, fresh tomatoes, red onion, a yellow Italian hot pepper and some shaved fennel, providing a deep, comfy bed for a generous double handful of curried cashews and white raisins, topped with lots of freshly shaved Manchego cheese:


…and finished with a creamy ranch dressing.

OK, so I cheated. But it was all fresh and raw and organic, except for the cheese, which was made with “naturally raised” sheep’s milk. Whatever that means.

Oh, and I ate two of them, the contents of a large mixing bowl. Went to bed stuffed, woke up feeling on top of the world.

With wood.

Funny how salad does that to me.


1. FranIAm - February 28, 2008

Oh my that salad looks tasty. Very tasty! In fact I often gain two pounds from just reading the food posts on your blog, so I am trying to lose some with the greens.

That said, the closing is – God willing -tomorrow after all, so maybe other changes will hinge upon that!

2. littlebangtheory - February 28, 2008

OMG, I’m on my knees for that!!!

(Shhhhhh, don’t let it know you want it to close!)

*crosses all crossable members”

3. sherry - February 28, 2008

?? not sure what that’s all about but the salad looks great!

; )

4. the pagan sphinx - February 29, 2008

With wood, huh?

Must be the roughage.

5. littlebangtheory - February 29, 2008

Yeah, all that fiber gots ta go somewhere! 😆

6. DCup - February 29, 2008

Looks magically delicious!

7. distributorcap - March 1, 2008

so salad is the secret ingredient for the Iron, um wood chef

8. littlebangtheory - March 1, 2008

Yes DC, fiber is what makes the mast stiff enough to withstand the most passionate of blowings. (Winds, of course.)

In particular, you should know that celery has properties which no man ought to ignore, and which no woman can.

I exaggerate, of course. But I don’t lie.

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