Archive for November 7, 2009

Frosted Cakes and Frosted Pumpkins

roasted sweet n' sour plums 007   There was a coating of frost on everything in sight at seven o’clock this morning, but oh, the golden afternoon.  As my little canine companion trotted along beside me, crispy windblown leaves chasing her in her exuberant zigzagging trot to the park, I started to line up the cast for tonight’s dinner.   In deference to my husband’s low-carbohydrate needs, a recipe adapted from the very helpful book The Diabetes Diet, by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, Chicken Breasts in Celery Wine Sauce, took center stage.

Co-starring, a quickie vegetable dish of Eggplant Sauté, Three-Cheese Pita Melts, a little pasta side dish (pun semi-intentional) of Orzo with Peas, Baked Sweet and Sour Plums for a fruity counterpart to the poultry, and for dessert, a hearty, semi-healthful Oatmeal Banana Cake.  To up the “healthful quotient,” eliminate the chocolate frosting on the cake – just as the glorious midday sun eliminated the frosting on the neighbors’ leftover Halloween pumpkins.  (Yes, I do enjoy a good stretch now and then…)  (more…)

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