My week in food
I guess I should say something about super bowl but it is not something I really care about and I did not watch the game but congratulations to the Denver Broncos! I have a football crazy husband and he has tried to explain the game to me, I have even been to a real game but I think I am a hopeless case. I do think that it is amazing how a sport event can cause so much traction. The food is a big part, the commercials, the performers and of course the GAME. My fellow dietitians post a lot about what to eat for super bowl and how to make it a bit healthier. Did you know that about 1.3 billion chicken wings were eaten last night, that´s a lot of chickens!!!
Instead I spent my Sunday baking these healthier whole wheat Banana muffins I used canola oil and did not put the extra sugar on top. They were very easy to make and they turned out well and I ´ll do them again. They would have been tasty with some nuts in them but since I will send them to my children´s school they had to be nut free.
Last Thursday I made one of my favorite breads, No-Knead Bread. It takes a long time before the bread is done almost 24 hours so you need to plan ahead. But it require minimum work and the result is amazing. I double the recipe and swapped 2 cups of of flour to stone ground rye flour. This made the bread more flavorful and a bit healthier. It reminds a lot of the sour dough bread that I make but with out the sour dough starter and it also turn out a bit fluffier and lighter. You who follow my blog knows that I make soups on Thursdays and if I have time I try and make some fresh breads. Well I think I have spoiled my family because now they expect fresh bread every week and I hear a complain otherwise.
Tomorrow is a special day in Sweden when it comes to food celebrations. It is Fat Tuesday (Fettisdagen), Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday all the same day. It is celebrated 47 days before Easter and on the last day before Lent. The story goes that you had to eat something rich before starting with Lent. Rich is just what this delicacy is it is a sweet cardamom bun filled with almond paste and heavy whipped cream, it is called a Semla. I will make some for my Swedish organization (SWEA) meeting tomorrow and some for the Swedish School celebration next week. Most Swedes don´t practice their religion but are very keen on keeping the food traditions that comes with it. If you want to try and make your own here is the recipe.
Tuesday Baked Cauliflower casserole
Wednesday Breaded pork schnitzel, potatoes, blanched carrots, unsweetened applesauce
Thursday A small smorgasbord for dinner. Rye bread, boiled egg, herring in mustard sauce, cottage cheese, cold cuts, cheese, cucumber, pepper
Friday Baked flounder fillets with lemon, sauteed broccoli, brown rice
Saturday French fish stew Bouillabaisse
Sunday Turkey meatloaf, potatoes, green beans