Nutrition Rears Its Ugly Head

Daughter for some reason known only to her beloved teenage mind decided we needed to start eating healthier. Strange child.

So I opened up some wine

This $14 bottle was recommended to me by my barber. Not sure why I need a barber for the 5 hairs I have left but that’s another story. For the price it’s quite good, but frankly it drinks more like a very good merlot than a cab. Lush, sweet full fruit but not really a lot of tannic structure. It drinks great now but I just don’t see it holding up in the cellar for many years (not that that is ever a concern in my household).

Anyhow, I’m told that “healthy” involves these things called “vegetables”

Hmm, ok, now you have my interest.

Anyhow, Daughter declared I must peel the butternut squash, cut it into 1″ chunks, toss in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper and then roast in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes to start

While that was roastilating I opened up a nice little bottle of Freedom Wine for my Bride. I have to give Ave props for finding this for us

Nice pure clean crisp French chardonnay that has never seen even the slightest hint of oak. And for only about $11 bucks quite tasty.

I picked up some tilapia from Costco

and took about a third of the package for us (vac-sealing the rest) and put it in a Pammed baking dish. I melted about 4 tbl of butter in a little dish and added the zest of a lemon, all the juice of aforementioned lemon and some red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper then spooned that over the pesky pescado, cranked the oven up to 400 and put it in on the rack above the squash and turned my attention back to the wine for another 20 minutes. Oh and I steamed some peas.

Not bad, this “nutrition” business. Lemony, a little heat from the red pepper, some nice caramel sweetness on the squash.

11 Responses to “Nutrition Rears Its Ugly Head”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    I’m sure Claude is thrilled with this new turn of events.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Luckily he has a thing for frozen peas.

    Otherwise there would have been unfrozen pees on my pillow.

  3. Ave says:

    Que sabroso!!!

  4. major dad says:

    May I recommend you try the pouilly fuisse, we love it.

  5. Fausta says:

    But what about Claude??

  6. Ave says:

    We want Claude! Claude! Claude!

  7. Mockingbird says:

    How does Claude like the wine?

  8. Kate P says:

    My dad has 4 hairs and still goes to the barber!

    Nice job making (and eating) dinner. And, you know, finding a shapely squash. Was that from ShopRong?

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yep, a ShopRong find indeed! And the neat thing about these “winter squash” critters is that they keep forever; I think I bought this in late January and it’s just been sitting on the counter since then.

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Claude! I’ve got a crick in my back from that dope this morning: he hopped up on the bed at 6:30 or so so of course I had to snooze in an odd position because GOD FORBID he’s in any way disturbed whilst sleeping on my bed…

  11. Mojo says:

    Wasn’t Oberon the King of the Faireys or summat?

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