The 3rd of November we finally pulled our tomato plants… pleasantly surprised by this crop of red and green tomatoes, and the red ones didn’t taste half-bad! As we have transitioned from summer’s bounty to Fall, I have definately struggled with my “foodie-ism”… tempted to throw on the table a lot more grilled cheese, plain rice, eggs, and simple steamed or sauteed vegetables. My palate has been yearning for something a little “more”… but I’m unable to put my finger quite on it… and I anticipate that whatever flavor it would be, it would not be the plain (somewhat bland?) foods my children crave!
I find my meals are a constant juggling act of creating foods that are palatable enough for a 1 year old, appeal to a 3 and 5 year old, and still (with a little black pepper added) satisfy the tastebuds of my husband and I! Feeling the need to meet all these different needs, I am hesitant to create certain foods (potato- or squash- based things, or dishes with a mix of spice for example!) but quite bored of the usual spaghettis, barley bakes, and plain baked tofus that my children love. Pizza Fridays are a definately reprieve as everyone can make their own, suitable to their own palate, as long as enough variety is presented.
I am quite looking forward to our meeting this week to pull me through this Fall slump and into enjoying Winter’s warmers… soups, stews, and the like!!