Simple Meals Are Often the Best

Bo cooked tonight.  While I was outside putting those Christmas poinsettias in the ground, he was putting together a nice but simple meal of grilled swordfish with asparagus and a baked potato. Simple. Easy. Delicious.


He called me to come inside to have a glass of wine with him and his beer on the lanai. Well, we ended up walking around the back yard after I induced him to ooh and ah over my new flowers.

About that meal.  I’m happy to say swordfish is no longer on the top 10 list of endangered fish. I suspected as much because the price has dropped drastically. Yes, that’s butter you see on the potato, but it’s vegan butter made from olive oil. Yep, it’s still 100% fat, but it’s a monounsaturated (i.e., good-for-you) fat. Just look at that beautiful lemon. My Meyer lemon trees are blooming now. I hope to have lots more lemons next November and December.

To us simple food means cozy together-time at home, easy preparation, and best of all, it’s always delicious, especially when Bo cooks. Oh, in case you’re wondering, when one of us cooks, the other cleans the kitchen — so I love it when he grills dinner.



Daughter Cooked for Us

One of our girls, Tracy, visited us for about three weeks, and on two nights, she cooked for us. She is a fantastic cook, by the way. She is also a nurse, but maybe should have been a chef. Here are the wonderful meals she prepared:

CBM - TJ Shrimp & Asparagus

Shrimp with Grape Tomatoes and Asparagus Over Angel Hair Pasta

CBM - TJ Chicken & Snow Peas

Chicken with Snow Peas, Red Peppers, and Penne Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Both dishes were superb, and so much easier to prepare that you may suspect. Talk about delicious. I’ll see if I can get her to do a guest post on Cooking With Bo and Mia so you can have the recipes.

She also makes jewelry using semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals. You can see her collections on her Etsy page at Designs By LolaBelle. In case you’re wondering, LolaBelle is her dog. I often call her Miss Belle. Tracy and LolaBelle have gone back home now. We sure do miss them.