Thursday, May 5, 2011

Current Food Kick

Ever get on a particular food kick? Like you rediscover how good peanut butter on celery is? Or you find a new love for yogurt with granola? Or maybe chocolate milk and grilled cheese becomes your daily fare?

Okay, maybe it's just me that gets in to these weird trends of loving certain foods. When I was pregnant I loved kid food. Chocolate milk, grilled cheese sandwiches, apple sauce, carrot sticks, and apple slices were among my favorites. One of my husband's friends who came to visit quite often during my pregnancy (conveniently at dinner time), always brought a quart of chocolate milk when he "just happened to be in the neighborhood".

A few years back, I got on a cinnamon and sugar kick. I had cinnamon toast all the time and cinnamon and sugar chips were made almost every night after dinner. Then I got a great recipe for granola and that started my yogurt and granola phase.

Right now I am on a "lemon cream sauce over pasta" phase. It all started with this fabulous chicken piccata recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Doesn't that look fabulous? Well, it is. You should have it for dinner tonight.

Then I found a recipe in the May issue of Real Simple for creamy ravioli with squash, lemon, and chives. It is wonderful too.

Creamy Ravioli With Squash, Lemon, and Chives

We had this the other night and it was so good! There's something about lemon and pasta that screams summer to me. Maybe it's that I love pasta but it can seem heavy when it's hot outside, but when you add some lemon zest, it seems to lighten it right up! It's so good and this is my current food kick. Pasta with lemon. I've branched out from these exact recipes, tweaking things and trying different pastas and add ins and stuff. So good. Try one of these soon and let me know what you think.

Also, I have a confession. I fear change and I fear different kinds of food. I fear food combinations that I've never had and lemon did not sound like a good match for pasta, but I LOVE it. So, give it a try, you'll probably love it too :)

1 comment:

  1. UHM how did you read my mind? I literally talked about my "food kicks" with hubby last night. I have been eating vanilla yogurt with granola and almonds A LOT. Like buying 2 big tubs of yogurt and a of granola every 4 days for the past 4 weeks!! Last summer it was baked potato salad {yummy}.

    These sauces look delicious also. Will have to make one sometime soon!