So….post script first. When I wrote yesterday’s post, I fully intended to write about the delicious lunch that I made at the same time. I forgot, but I ate it yesterday and it was so delicious that I made the exact same lunch for today, so I knew I had to tell you about it. I mixed half a cup of those bland refried beans with some salsa and seasonings (same ones I used in Monday’s dinner). I spread it on a wrap and rolled it up and put it in a container. On the side, I packed a slice of Velveeta cheese and a small container of salsa. At school, I heated the wrap in the microwave for a minute, then topped with the salsa and cheese and microwaved for a minute and a half. SOOOOO YUMMY! The Velveeta slice melted into the salsa and made a delicious creamy, cheesy sauce. My side dish was a southwestern slaw (broccoli slaw onion, and a few other veggies, topped with salsa, fat-free Italian dressing, a tsp of oil, red wine vinegar, garlic salt and the same seasonings as above/last night). I loved this lunch so much that making it again was a no-brainer. Plus, I still had that half-cup of beans in the fridge, and I wanted to use it up well in advance of the slimy/smelly/funky stage! Speaking of foul food funkiness (I’m all about the alliteration today), I threw some more of those bean sprouts into lunch take 2’s slaw….they’re close to the edge…rapidly approaching sliminess!
Now onto the pear part of the post. After eating a delicious brunch quite late in the day on Sunday (we sat down at 3) that included a muffin, ham and TONS of fruit, I didn’t have a normal supper. It’s quite typical in my family to have a big Sunday lunch and popcorn/snacks for dinner, and that’s exactly what I did. I ate some popcorn and other snacks, but I was still a little short on my dairy servings for the day.
Enter the deliciousness you see above and to the right….a tea-poached pear topped with melted brie and dark chocolate…oh yeah! It was every bit as delicious as it sounds! It is perfect if you want a dessert that is still kind of healthy and not too sweet. I started by poaching a pear, cut in half and cored (I used a Bosc) in a pot on the stove in water, to which I added some loose tea leaves (you could use any kind of tea you like, I think Chai would be really tasty), some cloves and a bit of sweetener, until it was tender (about 20 minutes). I took it out, topped with one ounce light Brie (sliced) and a small piece of VERY dark chocolate (my brother-in-law has to go to Germany for work a couple of times a year, and when he does he brings us back the most delicious dark chocolate…he just got back on the weekend so we got another “shipment” ). I popped everything in the microwave for just 30 seconds to get it nice and melt-y….YUM! I am craving it again now as I type….definitely will do this again!
How do you like your desserts? Super-sweet and sinful, or a bit more held back and healthy? Or some of both (like me)?