Monday, March 21, 2011

worthy of praise

We had a dinner tonight that was fantastic, and worthy of praise. Just a few vegetables that came together to make something delicious. A salad: lettuce greens, toasted pecans with a pinch of brown sugar, onion and golden beets roasted to perfection (drizzled with balsamic, olive oil, and honey before cooking), avocado, goat cheese, a little brown rice, and olive oil and balsamic for a dressing. Oven sweet potato fries: sliced, tossed in olive oil and kosher salt. It was excellent! If only we had worked in bell peppers, sautéed greens, and cherries it would have been the perfect meal for Dad Jorgensen :).

While the Jorgensens were here we ate another dinner that is worthy of praise. I had been wanting to try a new fennel recipe and found this one. However, I wasn't home to make it, so Mom Jorgensen whipped it up even though she had to improvise on 1/3 of the ingredients. Thanks! We substituted spicy veggie sausages for the Italian sausage, left out the mushrooms (but did cauliflower on the side), used plain yogurt instead of cream, and used goat cheese instead of Parmesan. I guess that means she had to improvise on 1/2 the ingredients, oops! Sorry for not doing a better job prepping for that one Gayle. Anyway, it was excellent as it was. I think the regular recipe would be delicious too. The cauliflower was a great side dish.

What did you eat for dinner?


kellie said...

jenn, that sounds absolutely delicious!
for dinner tonight, i had ramen.

but i've been drooling over the recipes from smitten kitchen! hopefully i'll get to cook and bake a lot when i'm home for spring break in a few weeks!

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

I haven't had dinner yet tonight, but last night I made a toasted sandwich: wheat bread from Utah locals Aspen Mills, goat cheese, spinach, and avocado. We've been loving having a toaster oven.