Genevieve had her first muffin tin lunch today and she loved it! She had lots of fun eating today. I had seen this idea a while ago but Genevieve was too little for it. Now that we have tried it I am sure that this will be the way lunch is served quite frequently in the future. Doesn’t is look so colorful and pretty?
Part of Genevieve’s muffin tin today was some yummy tabbouleh. I think I am addicted to tabbouleh. I just can’t get enough of it! Genevieve likes it too! Here is the recipe I followed to make the tabbouleh pictured here! (Ina served it in a pita with shards of feta… I am sure that would make it even better!)
(courtesy of Ina Garten)
- 1 cup bulgur wheat
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (1 bunch)
- 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (1 bunch)
- 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch)
- 1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place the bulgur in a large bowl, pour in the boiling water, and add the lemon juice, olive oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir, then allow to stand at room temperature for about an hour.
Add the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper; mix well. Season to taste and serve, or cover and refrigerate. The flavor will improve if the tabbouleh sits for a few hours.
Genevieve has been getting her molars and when I saw this picture I just had to post it. There it is… the cause of lots of pain and night wakings!!! That one is just about all the way through. The top one on that side has just started cutting through. The other side is a little bit behind but they are coming!
By the way, Genevieve’s mouth open like that is her trying to wink… or what she thinks winking is!! =)