- grilled boneless pork chops
- steamed artichoke
- big-ass salad
But hello, my GIRL CHILD was ASKING for a VEGETABLE. So I made one. MY WAY.
I gave it a good rinse, cut off the stem and the very tippy top, then took kitchen shears and snipped the tips off the rest of the leaves (that's where the pointy spine thing is). Then I stuck it in a steamer basket and steamed the hell out of it for like half an hour. It STILL wasn't quite done (it was a BIG 'choke, y'all) so I stuck it in a bowl with a bit of water, covered it tightly with plastic wrap, and nuked it for a couple of minutes more. Finally the leaves pulled away easily.
I had forgotten how yummy they were. We only ate about half of it so we'll have the rest tomorrow and then I'll cut out the yummy heart and scarf it up all by myself. Well, I MIGHT share with DH.
Punchline: I don't think the girl even tried the damn thing. She put ONE leaf on her plate but I didn't see her eat it.