The Gleeful Gourmand: "The Gleeful Gourmand, She'll Blow Your Hair Off!"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"The Gleeful Gourmand, She'll Blow Your Hair Off!"

I have to give thanks to my friend Joe Rashbaum who came up with the tagline above after something I posted on Facebook. Last night's dinner was good, but it wasn't spectacular. However, Liam, though he be a finnicky eater most of the time, ate a lot of his food, and tried everything on his plate. We commended him for a job well done, and went about cleaning up the kitchen. A few minutes later he came up to me and declared,

"Mommy, that meal was so good, it blew my hair off!"

I could not stop myself from laughing, but thanked him profusely for his compliment. The kid does know how to give great compliments. Most of the time their spot-on, like telling people he likes their shoes, their shirts, their dresses, etc. He knows how to work a room, that's for sure.

He often declares "This is the best meal, EVER!" but that's usually in regards to something like pizza or spaghetti or something. What was the incredible meal I served last night that elicited such a compliment? Here it is:

• Grilled chicken marinated for about 5 hours, and then basted with Stubbs Chicken Marinade
• Green beans boiled and then sauteed in a bit of butter and lemon
• Couscous done in chicken broth, and mixed with diced shallots, salt, pepper, and currants

Perfectly adequate for a week-time meal? Yes. Good enough to blow your hair off? Subjective. Still, I'll take the compliments whenever I can, especially when they're so colorful. I am not complaining!

So, as I said on my Facebook post - Y'all come on down to Chez Robinson. We've got food so good it'll blow your hair off!


Kirsten Oliphant said...

Fabulous! I like the idea of currants in couscous. I'm branching out in my couscous. I always used to like just couscous with olive oil, salt, and basil. Maybe garlic and sun dried tomatoes. A friend made it with lime juice and feta and I was like, "gross!" And then I ate the entire container. For breakfast. So fun idea!

Jenna said...

I've done dried chopped dates before, which are okay. I much prefer the currants. The texture was better, I thought. Anyway, they add a hit of sweetness which is nice because honestly, couscous is really hard to dress up. I feel like it's really flavorless and takes a lot to make it delicious. Garlic and sun dried tomatoes probably would be good, except I hate sun dried tomatoes. ;)

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