Bowl of Dinner

Bowl of Dinner

Sometimes all a girl wants is a nice, simple, dinner-in-a-bowl. I have a lovely bowl my cousin Elizabeth made for me many years ago, during her pottery stage, and it’s the perfect single-chick-dinner-alone bowl. Tonight, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted. There was a leftover chicken breast in the fridge, there were plenty of lamb chops and salmon steaks in the freezer, but none of that was what I wanted. The weather has been odd here lately — mostly unseasonably warm, but after a very windy day, the skies got gloomy and the temperature dropped some, and suddenly, that freezer container of lamb stew looked good.

So, re-heated lamb stew over re-heated rice in a bowl. A few frozen peas and a new onion from my garden chopped up and thrown in for color. Some crumbled goat cheese on top. With a glass of wine. A simple quiet dinner after a weirdly busy day of work and bill-paying and tax-paying and too many little niggly chores. Quiet. Dinner. Real food. Nice.

5 thoughts on “Bowl of Dinner

  1. Lately I’ve had more dinners solo while working up at our house and I think what I need is a good bowl. Sometimes what you need is something tasty but not involved, even leftovers (yay to you for having lamb stew in the freezer with additions). And better just to put it all in a bowl so there are less dishes to do later — the rule at our house is that if you cook, you don’t have to do dishes. This is complicated when you are the cook and dishdoer, too. Here’s to one great bowl.

  2. the perfect bowl, the perfect glass – these things matter as much as the food and wine that grace them. I have a couple of different bowls and a few different glasses that are each perfect for their individual purpose – we are so lucky to have these beautiful things and to be present enough to value them.

  3. I love bowl food – perfect for eating with one fork on the sofa and watching tv. Also for passing in the air above cat so he doesn’t get a sample.

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