Foods for Monday

This morning I woke up hungry. Really, really hungry.

I know of absolutely no reason why this should be, given my eating yesterday, but nevertheless, facts are facts. There was hunger.

The first thing I do every morning is get up, put on the coffee and feed my cat. Then when the coffee is ready, I go snuggle up in my futon and catch up on e-mail, blogs, news, twitter, facebook, etc. When I started going through Google Reader, I came across Caitlin’s post from this morning. Grilled. Banana. Sandwich.

I’ve been meaning to make this for a long time, and today, my friends, today would be the day.

Mine didn’t turn out exactly the same. I only used one egg and I ditched the powdered sugar completely. I really didn’t want the calories from two whole eggs, given the calories from the other ingredients. However, I realized right away that it wasn’t enough egg for the bread. While it did work well enough, in the future, I think I’d probably use one egg and one egg white. I would’ve done that today, except I was out of whites.

Another slight problem was that I had no fresh bananas….only a couple that I had thrown in the freezer. After defrost, the frozen ones were a little on the mushy side and didn’t hold up to being grilled as well as I would’ve liked them to.

All of these things being said, this sandwich tasted fantastic! I poured a little bit of maple syrup on top and it was heavenly. You all need to make this sandwich. Seriously.

Now that you’ve all had breakfast, let me explain what your side dish for lunch or dinner should be. You trust me, right? Well, even if you don’t, the same recipe has been featured all over the internet, so chances are there’s someone out there that you trust enough to make these.

Parsnip. Fries.

I was so excited when I learned that parsnips were going to be in my CSA last week. I’ve seen parsnip fries all over the place and I figured that since I’ve never had a parsnip, having it in fry form would be by far the best introduction possible.

These are insanely simple, prepared in just the same way as the green bean fries were. Actually, they’re prepared the same way any roasted vegetable usually is. Cut. Olive oil. Season (I used Garlic Gold…but any seasoning that grabs you is a-okay). Bake. Devour!

Now that I’m all fueled up, it is time to hit the gym. A place that I am stragenly enough, looking forward to today. More on that tomorrow, perhaps!

What new recipes have you tried lately?

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8 Responses to Foods for Monday

  1. elaine! says:

    I. Love. Parsnips!!! I will totally have to try parsnip fries. That sounds totally amazing.

    I’ve been wanting to do french toast lately, but keep putting it off because I don’t want to go out and buy maple syrup for a dish I’m probably only going to make once. Maybe I should just use honey?

    • girlinchucks says:

      They were pretty fab with BBQ sauce the first night and TJ’s Garlic Aioli Mustard the second night for dipping sauces. Yum!

      Honey would work….or, you could buy the maple syrup and then make it your goal to find recipes that have it as an ingredient vs. it just being just a topping for pancakes/french toast/waffles. Creativity time!

  2. ya know, i don’t think i’ve ever tried parsnips!
    but i made some potato fries tonight.
    and i also made this persian eggplant-egg recipe: http://www.girlsgonechild.net/2010/06/eat-well-wendy-woolf-says-lets-talk.html

    your name is missing the “i” πŸ˜‰

    • girlinchucks says:

      This is my first time trying parsnips…they were pretty good!

      The eggplant recipe looks tasty!

      Haha. Yeah, my name is “i” deprived…or perhaps yours is just “i” gifted…

  3. Tammy McLeod says:

    Parsnips are my favorite veg of all time!

  4. I see parsnip fries everywhere… I really want to try them!! I mean, how could I not like anything called fries, right? πŸ˜‰

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