Friday, January 16, 2009

Sustainability and the economics of eating

Although like many families we are being careful with our spending, I do believe in spending some money, especially in our neighborhood. A couple of nights ago, my son and I went out to eat at one of our favorite places, the Longfellow Grill. He had his usual "cheesy noodles" (mac-and-cheese), while I had their delicious turkey burger with a Fat Tire. It was a nice way to spend some dad and son time together while helping to support a good neighborhood business.


In an unrelated matter, I thought this article in the Times is worthwhile for those of us thinking about cooking in the new year. For lunch I mixed olive oil and balsamic vinegar for my salad!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Getting in gear for the year...

We are ready to leave the heavy eating of the holidays behind. It is certainly a challenge changing gears. Over the weekend we had thought of one of our lazy meals, but I ended up going to the coop to pick up ingredients for a compromise meal--nachos with free-range burger. It was filling and fulfilling.