Appealing plates

This is my first post with my new computer.  For the last few posts, I have formatted my thoughts on my iPad.  Please don’t misunderstand, I love my iPad, truly.  But emailing myself pictures to transfer to a post, well, it got a bit cumbersome.

So, what have you been up to?  When preparing a meal for one, do you grab a handful of Cheerios, or do you set up a plate (or bowl) for yourself?  SpecialK travels frequently for work, and I am here alone.

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This dish looks ugly.  But I would eat this any day, because I know how delicious it is.

Sometimes, it can elevate the eating experience, if you think about the plate you are going to eat.  I saw the following plate, and thought, “Gee, I could have used some Romaine under the  whitefish salad  on this plate’.  I thought it looked nice, and it was fun to eat as I added a slice of tomato to each cracker with whitefish salad on it.

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The interesting thing about taking the time to arrange your food, is that you could get full faster.  I could only finish 1/2 of the multigrain crackers that I had on my plate.  You and I both know that if I had left the bag of crackers open, next to my plate, I would have consumed many more crackers.  I actually felt full.  That is almost mind numbing, eating healthy from a good looking plate actually made me feel full.  Another trick I should have learned when I was younger!

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I could easily reach into that bowl and grab a strawberry!  I am glad I am learning more ways to satisfy my body, making new recipes I get to share with you.

Keep reading, there is a delicious chicken recipe that will make an appearance, soon.

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