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Sunday, August 16, 2009

rocket science


Lunch is my favorite meal right after breakfast and right before dinner. It balances itself so perfectly between my other two favorite meals its a shame it has to end. Years ago, when I was a bit more leisurely, lunch was a thing of beauty to be languished over bottles of rose and conversation. It was an event that was cherished, scheduled and reserved. Now its lost some of its charm so in order to bring that back I like to make special little lunches to commemorate the feeling.



Pan fried chicken tenders with rocket salad, shoestring potatoes, baby tomatoes, hollandaise and white truffle oil.



Lunch, they way it was and the way it should be always.

26 comments:

Danielle said...

that sure does put pb&j to shame! not that there's anything wrong with pb&J...I'm just saying. Too bad all lunches can't be as elegant and refined and ...relaxing....sigh

Marjie said...

Looks like a good lunch. I rarely get two meals a day, let alone 3. *sigh* Your food is always pretty,k too; no one stays away long enough for me to make it pretty.

Jenn said...

I wish my lunches were like that. I used to have the plain ol' ham and cheese sandwiches. Ick!

Parita said...

Oh that meal looks so delicious and fulfilling..yumm

Pavithra said...

oh wow thats wonderful meal and nice decor.. gourmet yah!!!!!!!!!!

Paula said...

Golly, I want to come to your house for lunch! You bet that this brings back the charm of a lovely lunch! In fact, although this would not be charming to the other people at the table, this is definitely something that would cause me to lick the plate when I was done, especially with that hollandaise and white truffle oil! YUM!

Denise said...

That is better than any bag lunch I bring to work everyday. I usually have 5 minutes to get lunch down and then back to work.

Leela said...

The first sentence is funny. :)
Great looking lunch indeed.

Jill said...

Oh Truffle Oil...swoon!

girlichef said...

It is gorgeous!

Stacey Snacks said...

Lunch is my favorite meal as well.
There is that nice truffle oil again, which I always forget to use!
Beautiful plate.

Cynthia said...

Yeah, don't you find that lunch has become one of those taken for granted meals?

Micky-T said...

That looks so incredibly perfect!

lisaiscooking said...

A leisurely lunch sounds so decadent these days, and this looks like a good one! Shoestring potatoes and hollandaise with truffle oil caught my attention.

doggybloggy said...

danielle: there is nothing wrong with pb&j - nothing at all

marjie: get the forces involved in a game of 'pretty plate' and see who wins

jenn: make it a ham and brie with green apple and honey mustard and now your're talking

parita: its the kind of lunch that doesnt make you sleepy

pavithra: thank you so much

paula: visually licking the plate has such a bad rap but what a compliment it is to think about

denise: see thats what happened...

leela: the wordsmith sees all ;)

jill: you say that to all the fun guys....

girli: thanks girlichef..

stacey; put it on the counter and start using it...it goes well with so many things...

cynthia: completely - lunch has turned into a truck and you eat while standing

micky: thanks - means a lot...

doggybloggy said...

lisaiscooking: doesnt it though - I would love to sit down with a nice three or four course lunch and some crispy pinot grigio and s few friends and while away the afternoon.

Dawn said...

Yes I know what you mean, except I'm that way with an nice early dinner. I love to have drinks, appetizers and then dinner (when time allows of course). I just love how in northern Italy (or allof Italy for that matter) that lunch and dinner are to be leisurely, relaxed, with friends, and small tasty courses. I love that. I haven't made holladaise sauce in ages, I miss it...but with this heat the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven! Oh the humidity is killer here.

Joan Nova said...

Spoken like a true foodie...I wholeheartedly agree. If you really enjoy your 3 squares, there's hardly time or reason for snacks.

Angie's Recipes said...

A great lunch even without bottles of rose and flirting...oops, sorry, I meant "conversation", isn't it?


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snugs said...

you can come charm me with that lunch anyday!

Melody said...

Reminds me of pranzo in Italy. Three hours for lunch and the whole town shuts down. What a great tradition. Looks delicious!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I hate to admit what I often bring for lunch (did somebody say pb&J?) - but I'm getting better. Tomorrow will be a fresh green salad from the farm with homemade dressing.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

that looks amazing!

the ungourmet said...

You had me at baby tomatoes, hollandaise, and white truffle oil. ;0)

Jamie said...

Absolutely! Beats a simple green salad any day! Mmmm, gotta make those potatoes right this second...

Sweet and Savory said...

This is what I call lunch. I usually eat luch as I am walking out the door. This would be a real sit-down meal. It could spoil me.

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