Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SIMPLE MEALS CAN BE THE BEST

 So after a long day at work, doing something simple for dinner can fill you up just as easily as something elaborate.  

Meat and Cheese dinner plate
We threw together a plate of sliced cheeses, some summer sausage, bacon jerky with Sriracha (from Trader Joe's), crackers, carrots, a bowl of dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and some rolled up lavash flatbread with hummus...

Berries and whipped cream
...and for dessert I took some fresh strawberries, blueberries and a couple of raspberries and layered them in wine glasses with whipped cream.  The pretty presentation made it seem like a fancy dessert but it couldn't have been easier.

Sometimes, simple is best!

THURSDAY UPDATE: Having some blogger issues, I updated software on my computer and now blogger is acting weird when I try to create a new post or reply to comments.  I hope to have it fixed Thursday evening.


29 comments:

Laurie M said...

this is the best, the very best!!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

sure looks good to me!

Texas Rose said...

This looks sooo delicious! Yep, simple is good.

Delores said...

Looks good to me.

Practical Parsimony said...

I'm too full, so I will just have a couple of desserts. Seriously, just bring dessert out for me.

Sarah said...

Looks delish! Especially the berries in the middle of winter!

MaryJo said...

Now that is my kind of meal!

We went to a berry farm last week & picked an assortment of berries so there are quite a lot in the freezer.

Wean said...

Looks good, but a lot of calories I think !

donna baker said...

I think blogger must be looking for terrorists. My reading list has been gone for a week now and nothing I can do has brought it back.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

That's how we role several nights a week in our home!!!

Looks yummy!!!!

Janice said...

Perfect in so many ways! I'm jealous of all of the talk on blogs about Trader Joe's. I'm not aware of any in our area of Ohio. I see so many unique food items discussed which were purchased there. Blueberries, yes indeed!

1st Man said...

Isn't it? Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Simple AND quick, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

I would if I could! ;-)

1st Man said...

Yes, reminds us of Summer. :-)

1st Man said...

It's so nice having berries in Winter. Great to keep them in the freezer for 'emergencies', lol.

1st Man said...

Ha, maybe a few. :-)

1st Man said...

It's been doing weird things lately. I'm not sure WHAT is going on. I think we're back up and fixed at least on this end but who knows what tomorrow will bring. Hang in there!!

1st Man said...

I love that! And it's just so quick and easy...snacking is good, ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

You know, we haven't had one until about 2 years ago or so. We were jealous of the other talk too. I never really knew what the excitement was all about but they are a really wonderful store. Lots of really high quality good food.

Aren't blueberries wonderful? One of my favorites.

Midnite Baker said...

Just had to say "YUM" .... No further comment needed.

Anonymous said...

Janice one in Kenwood Ohio not sure if that is near you!
Natalie from KY

Ren said...

I tried the bacon jerky with siracha. I love siracha, and then to put it on bacon? Can life get any better??

Janice said...

Thanks for the Kenwood information. I've never heard of that area so it's probably not nearby my home. I found a few in CLE and I might make a special trip up there just to investigate. Sounds like a city destination to me.

1st Man said...

Thanks for the help Natalie!! Janice, hope you have fun on your adventure!

1st Man said...

Ditto!

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, isn't it wonderful? We had never had it until recently. Someone in the store said it was good and so we tried it. Bacon? Sriracha? Heaven!