Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mango and Artichoke

If you've never had artichoke before, you should try it! It seems pretty easy to make and tastes great. Basically, you boil the thing till cooked then cut it in half. Take out the fur in the middle, baste in butter, garlic and whatever else, then eat. If you want to mix it up a little, you can throw it on the grill for 5 to 10 minutes to give a slightly different taste. I can't take any credit though. Marcie saw them on sale at Kroger and decided to try them. She prepared the whole meal for me.

To eat them, you pull off each petal and using your teeth, take off the small amount of "meat" at the base. There isn't much but you can go with out stopping so it doesn't feel like a waste of time. Once all the petals are gone, you can eat the heart of the artichoke. That is the base or the stalk. I dipped each piece in garlic butter so it wasn't super healthy but very good.

For dessert, Marcie surprised me with mango. I saw it in the middle of the table and thought it was yellow peppers. What a great meal! Marriage is awesome.

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