|the makings of a great lunch|
With most of the fridge now on the counter, my farm boy decided to spare me continued frustration and lend his poor mom a hand. In minutes he had pita bread and roast set aside with a set of veggies perfect to complement the idea. Let me note he had me put the rest of the refrigerator contents back :) while he pondered the perfect 'pull it all together' component.
Canning jar in hand, he gathered this and that (as I made skeptical faces at him) for his 'final touch'. Before I knew what hit me I was sitting at the table tasting some seriously yummy good pita-roast-salad-which with the perfect 'cajun-mayo-lime sauce' dripping out the sides. Man, that boy can cook! The spicy tang of the sauce gave a zip to the crunchy salad while the garlic flavored roast added just the right bite; whole grain pita was just the right vehicle to hold it all together- yummy!
Farm boy's Spicy Mayo Sauce
1/4 cup mayo
1 heaping teaspoon cajun seasonings
juice of 1/2 a lime
10 drops Tabasco sauce
Stir it up and you're ready to go! Letting it chill in the fridge a while really enhanced the flavors.
Just to be more creative...later that evening he added a drizzle of olive oil (to thin it just enough) creating a zippy dressing for our salad..again..yummy! Who knew a farm boy could be so creative in the kitchen?
Our lunch was sweet..special..a nice quiet time just between the two of us. I sat there reveling in the thought of such healthy choices made by my young man...so mature it seemed sitting there by me having made such a nice lunch. As he crumpled up his napkin I asked So how was it? Did it hit the spot? His reply yep, need to finish it off with a bowl of chocolate pudding. *sigh* What can I say----hey, wait a minute....who made chocolate pudding?