Monday, March 23, 2009

successful and not so successful

I have oatmeal every morning.  With the oats, I usually mix in a couple spoonfuls of Zoom Cereal, which is 100% whole wheat flakes (it's the consistency of flax seed and has a similar nutty taste).  On the back of the Zoom box, they had a recipe for some cookies using the cereal.  I made them and they are a hit with Cam.  They are super healthy (as far as cookies go) because I made them with whole wheat flour plus an extra 3/4 cup green bean puree.  Obviously they aren't as good as a Mrs. Fields (Chris would even argue as to whether they should be called cookies!), but my goal was for Cam to like them as a semi-healthy snack, which he does. Click here if you want the recipe (I added raisins).

My not so successful attempt in the kitchen happened tonight.  I've seen many recipes which call for Polenta and I've always been curious about it.  I made chicken Parmesan with polenta on the side and I have to say, it was a disappointment.  Despite it being "garlic herb" flavored, in addition to me sauteing it in olive oil and adding a little mozzarella on top, it just did not have much flavor.  I told Chris that it seems like one of those things that is supposed to take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with.  He said, "How could we get it to take on the flavor of New York Steak?"  :)

1 comment:

Mom said...

HA! Good one, Chris.

I don't even know what Polenta is.