Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Middle Daughter wants to steal your ideas for meals. (What The H?)

It's the weekly (or so) guest post from Middle Daughter, who this week shares with you how she shocked a bunch of senior citizens. But in a good way...

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For all of you who do not know, I am a cook.

No, I am not a good cook, but I am a cook at a nursing home.

As much as I enjoy cooking there is not a whole lot that I can do with the food to be creative, but at the same time I want to expand my cooking horizon as well as try and get the residents of the nursing home to eat food that is out of their comfort zone but at the same time is a food item that they would want to eat again.

Let’s start with the meal that I had to cook on Saturday. The meal was baked cod with a broiled tomato. Every other cook that I cook with on a day-to-day basis would cut a tomato in half and maybe add a little bit of salt and call it a day.

I, on the other hand, wanted to add just a little bit of something to add some different flavor and be different than what any other cook would do there.

Here is what I came up with…






I added a little salt and a little pepper as well as some whole thyme leaves as well as a little basil.
They turned out beautiful and delicious. They shocked some of the residents, but people loved them.

Now that was the way that I decided to create my broiled tomatoes; what would you do to make a broiled tomato? Would you do anything different? Let me know so I can try out some of your ideas and see the differences…

7 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

I never even thought about broiling a tomato.

Andrew Leon said...

I would actually have sliced the tomatoes (into slices, not halves) and layered them over the fish with the seasonings on top of all. It's great that way with chicken, too, with a bit of parmesan sprinkled over it.

Michael Offutt said...

Those look kinda gross.

Middle said...

What I wanted to do (I was not able to do this becuase my facility does not carry cherry tomatoes) was take cherry tomatoes and cut them in half and spice them up a bit with some seasonings and then serve them...although I very much want to try the chicken and or fish idea that sounds delicious and I had never broiled a tomato before starting this job so it was a first for me to but I suggest you try it because they are pretty good...and I am one for saying don't think or say that something is gross until you try it...thank you for the comments... :D

Charlie Pulsipher said...

I like cheese. I would broil them for a bit and then grate cheese over them and broil them a bit more until it bubbles and browns.

Middle said...

cheese is always good, I may have to try that...

anna. said...

props to middle. as a middle child myself, i say we are the coolest. way to go out on a limb and surprise those old people ( :