Sunday, April 18, 2010

Liquid Lunch

There are some foods that should just remain as nature intended.

Can someone please tell me why is it that retro dieting requires us to transform perfectly good beverages into congealed solid molds - remember the Friendly Aspic? While at the same time we are forced to alter delicious solid foods into pureed liquid sludge? Can't we just leave well enough alone, for Pete's sake?

By now it is probably obvious to you that my blender is prominently featured in today's Retro WW lunch.

First off, we have the Gazpacho Cocktail. Into the blender goes a tomato, a cucumber, some chicken broth, a tsp. of oil and a dash of paprika. Puree. Serve over ice with chives to garnish.

Then rinse out the blender and toss in 1/4 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup skim milk, dash paprika, and salt & pepper. Puree. Toss in a saucepan and heat with a can of tuna. Pour over a slice of toast. Voila--Tuna a la King!

So here's a short transcript of lunch in the Mimi household today:

MIMI: Sip, Sip, Slurp. Yum.
HUBBY: What's that?
MIMI: Gazpacho Cocktail, want a sip?
HUBBY: (with horrified facial expression) For the love of God, is there pureed fish in that thing?
MIMI: No--the fish is in the Tuna a la King. This just has pureed veggies.
HUBBY: Oh. Ok then. Sip, Sip, Slurp. Ewwww. That's disgusting.
MIMI: Whatever. Sip, Sip, Slurp. Yum.

One more benefit of the Retro WW Plan: It's nice to not have to share your food.


Lidian said...

Oh my stars! I...have no words...

Helen said...

I had NO IDEA that Tuna a la King was liquid!

Leanne said...

I have to say, the stuff in the glass doesn't look half bad, now the Tuna a la King is a different story!

Lizzy and Elle said...

Oh yummy and comes the waist and the waste