Monday, September 7, 2009

Asparagus, Cauliflower, and a Puppy

Once again, I'm too lazy to take pictures, edit pictures, etc. But "dinner" tonight was delicious. I feel sorry for people who scroll through a post looking for food pictures, then automatically click off if there aren't any. 'Cause they're missing out. 

Update 5/4/11: Added a picture of roasted cauliflower.

First, the happy asparagus. This works best with thin spears.

Soy-Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Snap off the woody ends of your asparagus. Toss with olive oil, a little salt, and black pepper. Roast at 350-400 until it's done to your liking. Throw in a little butter, and equal parts soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
Next, the cauliflower. My Hubby and MIL who both hate cauliflower love this. Even Youngest eats it.
Roasted Cauliflower

Cut cauliflower into small pieces, thinner is better for good crusty browning. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until almost done to your liking, tossing half way through. Toss through some minced garlic and some grated parmesan, and return to the turned-off oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, add more cheese, and a handful of chopped parsley.

And, finally, the promised puppy. Complete with tiny goggles, tiny helmet, and a satchel to keep him safe. Happy puppy was barking ecstatically the whole way down the freeway. I wish I knew where the owner got the safety gear, because I'm sure my chihuahua would love a ride on our Vespa.

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6 comments:

Bob said...

Ok, the veggies sound great and all, but that puppy is hilarious.

I have a buddy who has three chihuahuas and a Harley fetish, if you find out where they got the gear let me know. :D

Vicki said...

Hey Bob - If I had to pick between veggies and puppy, I'd pick puppy too. :) On a mission to find riding gear for a 5-lb chihuahua...

KirkK said...

Hi Vicki - I'm pretty sure the eyewear are Doggles, which you can get at various pet boutiques. We have a pair for dogs who like to stick their heads out of the car window:

http://www.entirelypets.com/doggles.html?ysmcpn=doggles&ysmchn=YAH&ysmtac=PI

Vicki said...

Hey Kirk - Too cool! Thanks!

Desco said...

Happy Birthday?

Vicki said...

Hey Desco - Yes, it was, thx.