Monday, May 5, 2008

What's Cooking?


We were recently blessed with a large #10 size can of artichoke hearts. So tonight I made Artichoke Bruschetta - yum. This is my second time to make it. This time we had it with hummus on sourdough toast.

Here's where I found the recipe for the bruschetta. http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/1997/artichoke-bruschetta.html

I like this brusch. recipe partly because it is very low in fat and still quite tasty. It's easy to make and doesn't need to be broiled on top ahead of time, like brusch. usually does. To keep the toast from going soggy, I put the brusch. mixture in a bowl on the table, toasted a few slices of bread in our toaster oven; and we constructed our own as we wanted them. The left-over brusch. mixture can be refrigerated and eaten later.

This time we also first spread hummus on the toast and then the bruschetta on top of that. (the hummus I made from a box mix. It was really easy and good too.) It made a nice light meal. We had fruit to finish it off.

The first time I made it we didn't have it with hummus. We just put it on the toast and sprinkled parmesan on top. It was good as a side with soup.

We forgot to use the parmesan cheese this time, but it was still good.

During dinner, H. brought up the subject of food shortages around the world. He wondered what we should do in response. I had heard that rice is more expensive, but didn't know much else.

So I did a little research. Here's one article (among many) that I found on the subject. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/19/AR2008041901601.html

It does seem to be a serious and complex problem. Let's pray about how God might want us to respond. Feel free to leave comments with your suggestions. :-)

1 comment:

JohnT said...

It obviously helps to give money to organizations that provide people with food (or, in the longer term, the means to grow it). But if there's really not enough to go round with all the shortages, we who can afford plenty at almost any likely price may really need to eat less (especially those like me that need to lose weight anyway). Another option is to eat less meat (especially beef) that uses up lots of grain to grow it. We could also push for a stop to converting edible crops into fuel.