Yay, My Camera Batteries Are Dead!
Woops, the title was supposed to be “Happy Mother’s Day!” But it’s awfully nice to just cook without taking pictures. I’m on my way to my parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day. My dad is grilling some sort of pork kebabs. I’m bringing Greek potato salad, Greek-inspired roasted carrots with thyme, olive oil and lemon, and Greek boiled zucchini.
The boiled zucchini is dressed with a vinaigrette, and really functions as a salad. But my mom always insists on cooked food being hot. Really hot. Ten minutes into any meal she starts offering to microwave stuff for people so that they can continue to eat their food at mouth-burning temperatures. This is a problem when it comes to the boiled zucchini. You’re not supposed to heat or cook it any more after you put the vinaigrette on it. I’ve tried to tell her this, to no avail.
So I’ve decided I should start callng it “zucchini salad.” That way she won’t think of it as a cooked food that’s supposed to be hot. Unfortunately, I’ve poisoned the well by serving it to her before as “boiled zucchini” and allowing her to microwave it so that it’s super steamingly hot. Today I’m going to try to break this vicious habit by serving the “zucchini salad” atop a bed of shredded lettuce, and topped with some diced tomatoes. Surely she won’t microwave that!