…In an episode of Chopped on Food Network! So many times my posts are filled with photos of things that I’ve chopped or sliced, all done and photographed in inadequate space with inadequate tools. I really do need some new knives and chopping boards. My pictures would be so much prettier. I keep kicking myself about a deal I passed up during the after Christmas sales. At Macy’s they had a really nice cutting board and one of those flat-bottomed curved top chopping knives that all the TV chefs use, marked down from $50.00 on sale for $14.99. I was being thrifty…and stupid. Anyway! On to the chopping!
And the Crocking!
Garbanzo beans soaked in the crock pot over night and then cooked for 5 hours produced this wonderful container filled with lovely beans!
Hard boiled eggs…
Plus chopped celery…
A little light mayo and ground black pepper made wonderful egg salad!
And a delicious light lunch.
Chopped up a juicy orange to fix my sweet tooth after lunch.
Dinner required more chopping…Onion, eggplant, broccoli. Fresh made bulgur…the easiest grain EVER! Home made garbanzo beans, of course.
All chopped up and nothing to do but cook into…
A bowl of deliciousness topped with sriracha sauce, my fave!
These are apples that I got at Christmas in a wonderful fruit basket from Gail and Alice. Yes…Christmas. They’ve been in the fridge and I didn’t really hold much hope for them when I came back from Florida but they were fine. I’ve been eating them, but yesterday I realized they were a little worse for wear. I decided to use Gail’s trick.
All chopped up in Crock-ette! I added some Penzeys Apple Pie Spice…because it made sense!
Topped with some fat-free vanilla yogurt…So Good! Four apples doesn’t make all that much, but I still have enough to add to oatmeal for a few breakfasts, but it is so good this way. The apples as prepared count for zero Points on Weight Watchers. Even though it wasn’t enough yogurt to count as 1 point, that’s how I counted it. It was a perfect dessert-sweet and spicy, cold and warm (the apples were still warm) I think I may have to buy some apples with the express purpose of making this. 😉
I going to work on something new today. Something I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time. The garbanzo beans might give you a clue. And I don’t even think it will require any chopping!