What WOULD Bekki Eat?

Well, I'll start with what I wouldn't eat. I wouldn't eat margarine. Or tofu. Or lowered-fat anything. Olestra is right out. Hydrolyzed, isolated, evaporated, enriched, or chocolate flavored "phood" won't pass these lips.
What will I eat? Real food. Made-at-home food. Food that my great-great-grandmother could have made, if she had the money and the time. And if she hadn't been so busy trick-riding in a most unladylike way.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our Inaugural Luncheon

January 2009, obviously... 

Not quite as fancy as what the Obamas will be eating today, but still tasty. I decided to use the President's Hawaiian roots as inspiration, since it seemed festive, I've been looking for an excuse to reprise the foods from Iron Chef Mom- Pineapple Battle, and we're having "grilling weather." Plus, the President will be enjoying seafood, so I wanted to have some, too.

It was very simple- I chopped up a fresh pineapple, thawed and peeled some shrimp, and marinated them each separately (see the Pineapple Battle link for recipes). Stuck 'em on skewers and told the Grill Geek to take it from there.

I had wanted to wrap the pineapple chunks in bacon, but we were shockingly out. Well, we have thick-cut, but that just wouldn't work for this. I'm also steaming some summer squash that I chopped and froze during it's abundance. Why? Well... because I needed to take something out of the freezer, to make room for chicken stock. This jumped out, almost literally. Zucchini, yellow squash, and some little white squash that I forget the name of. I plan to slather it with butter when it's all cooked.

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I am many things... all at the same time. (No wonder I don't get much done!) I am a wife to a retired infantryman, mother of 3, stocker (and stalker) of the fridge, passionate fan of food, nutrition, ecology, coffee, wine, and college football. I love all things witchy and piratey. I often cook with booze. I feed stray cats. I don't believe in sunscreen. I don't like shoes and really hate socks. And I currently can't eat any gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, coconut(!?), or sodium metabisulfite (aw, shucks, no chemical snackies.) Sometimes even citric acid gets me. But only sometimes.