Thursday, January 26, 2012

Home and Garden Thursday...Cooking!


(Tea anyone? These beautiful flower-filled teapots can be found in the gift shop of the
Molly Brown House in Denver, Colorado.)

Today is Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's beautiful blog A Delightsome Life.  (Click the blue name and it will take you to her blog, just like a magic carpet ride!)

Happy Home and Garden Thursday to all!

Can I cheat?  Rather than do a post about something I've cooked, this one will include some descriptions and photos of various ethnic dishes we ate in restaurants.

That would still qualify for a cooking post, right? After all, somebody had to cook those dinners!

But be forewarned:   If you are hungry, this post will be a KILLER!

These are shots from some meals we had while on vacation in Denver, Colorado, late last fall.  I've been saving them for just such an occasion as this!

Now you'll see lots of salads because when we eat out, salad is a given.  (Plus, it makes me feel less guilty to have the main entree if I eat salad. ha!)

The delectable salad, shown above, had chunks of yummy blue cheese.  Mmm mmm

In the same restaurant, they served warm corn bread.

This next plate wasn't exactly a full meal, but it was the main offering of a Victorian Tea at the Molly Brown House.  If you missed a post on our visit there and are interested, you can read about it here:

This was a plain but delicious salad in a Lebanese restaurant.

This hummus appetizer came with triangles of pita bread.

 These spicy shish-kabobs on rice tasted fab.

Since we were in Colorado for Thanksgiving, we were very grateful for this delicious homemade turkey dinner!

Some people dislike food from India and others love it. We are in the "love it" category.  It's not all so hot that it burns your mouth. Far from it.

Indian food has a fabulous mix of flavors, thanks to the spices Indian cooks use. The creamed spinach dish is divine.

In a Mexican restaurant, a fairly simple salad with "jicama," ( a kind of starchy veggie with very little taste), came before the main meal.

Rice, beans, MORE SALAD, and a cheesy enchalada followed. It was enough to make anybody yell, "Get the doggie bag, QUICKLY."

Trying the food from different cuisines gives variety to life. 



Lynda R Young said...

you were right--those pics have made me hungry! ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You ate some awesome food!! I love Mexican food best I Texas roots! hugs, Linda

jeanetteann said...

Those teapots are the most beautiful I have ever seen. I keep going back for another look.
Food photo's when I am just about to heat up some left over lasagne with salad for dinner, is unfair you know. :) I have just been looking at Kathy's mmm mmm meals too.
My favourite food is Italian. Funny really since I am English by birth. Now live in Australia where, like most of the world, has some wonderful choices to tempt the taste buds.

xx jeanetteann

Dayle said...

What a fun post, Susan. And yes, I'm hungry now!

Linda O'Connell said...

Italian food is my favorite but I also like Mexican. Your pictures are enticing.

Bookie said...

I don't think I have ever had India dishes...but I am not wild about love Mexican and Italian and salad too!

The tea pot things are so pretty, but I don't need a pot you couldn't brew in, ha-ha.

diane stetson said...

Chinese, Chinese, Chinese...that's my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
Beautiful teapots - haven't seen anything like those before. Mmm...those salads looks very tasty.
Wishing you a great day! Big hugs


Atelier de Charo said...

A delicious post!!! That rice with the spicy shish-kabobs looks very good!


Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Oh my word - I love it when people show pictures of beautiful food. I think that nachos are probably my favorite ethnic food - I could eat them until I die. But I also love Lebanese food.

Thanks for coming by my blog and giving me the broccoli tip. My mom boiled everything :-). She couldn't help it, she was English :-).

Delighted to meet you.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Oh, meant to also say, My sis lives in Princeton, Ma. My aunt lived in Northampton. I grew up in Andover. We loved going out to Tanglewood for concerts.

Daughter of His Grace said...

Hi Susan,

I'm visiting you from Eva's blogspot.

I love, love, love the little glass teapots!!! Hmmm, I wonder if I could order one from Australia?

My mouth is watering after looking at all that yummy food :)

Happy home and garden!!!

Best wishes, Kerrie

Susan said...

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Now, drum rolls pul-eese for the two new Followers, this blog's 263rd and 264th!

First is Charo from Lima, Peru! Her blog is Atelier de Charo. Bienvenidos, Charo.

Secondly is Kerrie from Austrailia. Her blog is The Beauty of Sufficient Grace.

WELCOME, Ladies! Hugs to all. Susan

Lady Linda said...

Oh, the glass teapots are to die for!!! I'm glad I've already had dinner as your blog pix are just so yummy.
I love all kinds of food, but Thai food is what I go back for over and over!
Have a good weekend.
Much love,

Kathy said...

Yum, yes, it is 45 minutes until lunch time and I am hungry! these dishes look amazing! Wish I could magically fly over there and order some shish-kabobs! Must get the husband to get the grill out! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - fabulous post!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay you are killing me - it is lunchtime and it looks so good my stomach hurts. I have to go eat now. Beautiful dishes. And I loved those tea pots. sandie

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love food! And especially love trying new dishes wherever we may roam. Indian cuisine would definitely be one of my faves. Lebanese food is readily available here so we have it all the time. Even better when it is made by friends and served at home. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Diane said...

YUMMO!! I love Mexican food.

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