Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Lazy Sunday and Simple Bites

Even though the sun is shining and it's balmy (at least for Halifax - 14C or 57F), we'll probably be staying in. The short outing yesterday had me pooped, so I think another day of blobbing (at least I've progressed to actually getting dressed) is in order. And lucky me that yesterday I made a new tasty dip from a new and delightful cookbook called Small Bites. I've written about it and have a ton of pages bookmarked, but feeling under the weather, this dip sounded perfect...and it was!

I love hummus and have a couple of versions I could make in my sleep, but I wanted something different and boy...this was it in spades! Still has the chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic, but then some other magical ingredients come into play and it's a whole different story.

Seriously... so good that I have to whip up another batch today and too bad I don't have any chicken wings or ribs around because there are definitely a couple of things I could whip up in 5 minutes and let the oven do the rest!

What's your favorite "munch in front of the TV" snack that's simple to put together? I need a plan.


marye said...

Ruth looks fantastic! :)I am not a snacker so much..but I DO love jalapeno jelly, poured ov er cream cheese, microwaved and served with apple slices.

Ruth Daniels said...

That does sound heavenly.

Melissa said...

I don't really snack at all, but your dip sure looks complex and bright. I can imagine the flavor was outstanding.

You progressed to getting dressed, eh? Hehe. I love Sundays like that sometimes.

Joanne said...

That hummus looks so interesting! I would have never thought to mix chickpeas and pomegranates. I like to eat cereal or popcorn when I snack. My roommate and I pop some plain popcorn and then add our own flavors, like cinnamon sugar, parmesan cheese, or chili powder.