Reading Carrots ‘N Cake on a daily basis, I have seen her post this recipe for
Caramelized Onion Dip a few times, and I have been dying to try it! It features not only onions + mushrooms, but the famous Greek Yogurt wonder food that pops up in my diet more than I admit (in my b-fast, and dinner tonight! added bonus: Maia enjoys it too– stay tuned for more on her dinner tonight though).
I didn’t get home from a great 3 miler run (9 min/mile) with Cait until 8 or so (by the time I picked up my food processor that was still hanging out with the rents) and still had to shower and prep some other food, so I decided to do part of the recipe tonight, let the flavors meld, and then whip it all together tomorrow night.
I won’t post the recipe here, since its a whole lot easier to head over to Tina’s post that I liked to above– but here’s a sneak peak of what got done tonight:
|Sautéed yellow onions for
a good 30 minutes- slow and steady
is the trick to caramelized onions!
|added some baby bellas
to cook up a bit
|added some greek yogurt + rosemary
once the onions and mushrooms cooled
And now this yummy mixture is all snuggled up/chilling [oxymoron?] in a pyrex bowl in the fridge…and waiting to be whirled tomorrow in my 2010 Christmas present:
Well who seriously asks for food processors for Christmas? Me of course. I have also asked for, and received, the Cuisinart pink mixer + blender (proceeds go to Breast Cancer research, woot!!) Note to self to do a post about my FAVORITE kitchen brands/products.
Project #2 of the night was making sure my baby kitty had food for the rest of the week! A few weeks ago when I sent Maia to some guy friends house to stay the weekend, I realized how disgusted I was by canned cat food, and vowed to find a cheaper and more wholesome diet source for Maia. She has always loved yogurt (and I am embarrassed to admit licks my bowl clean after breakfast on occasion, spoiled rotten, I know) and recently had an interest in trying refried beans. Yep, she loved them.
So tonight I made her some chicken, with refried beans, and some puffed millet.
Boiled three chicken tenderloins in water, added about 1 cup of puffed millet (for volume) and 1/2 a can of fat free refried beans.
I plan on doing further research, and eventually adding an egg or two a week to her diet, along with some yogurt, and definitely some fats (to keep her mind healthy!). This will just be her dinners, she will continue to get about 1/2 cup of dry food in the morning before I go to work, and plenty of water of course!
|all portioned out and ready to go!
Should freeze well too 🙂
|dinner for me! Veggie chili w/ spinach, miracle rice, and
chedda/monterey jack cheese
|I always forget to rehydrate after running, and its
was hotter today than it has been!
|new home for my food processor- it was about
time it lived out of the box!
|fruit bowl minus the orange I ate for a pre-run
snack; secretly I love fruit from the fridge though
because its crisper! These are pretty to look at though.