Thursday, February 21, 2008

Making Meals Look Good

Even though our meals get eaten right away, we want to make sure that our family or friends are impressed with how good the meal looks and desire to eat what we made. There are a few simple things you can do to dress up your meals and make them look more desirable.

The first thing you can add is a little parsley. You can use fresh or dried. If you use fresh parsley just put a little next to the meal or even serve the meal on plates and put a little parsley on each plate. If you use dried parsley just sprinkle a tiny bit over the whole meal. If you're afraid that some people in your house will not like the "green stuff" sprinkled on their food, then you might want to just sprinkle it on ½ the meal until they get used to this new concept.

Cheeses are another fun food to add to your dish to make it look fancy. You can use parmesan cheese for a light dusting. You can also use finely shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese depending on the dish. Just use a very small amount and you'll be pleased with the results.
Adding a candle or cloth napkins also adds a special flair to your meal. Also pay attention to the colors of the food you are serving. Is everything orange or yellow? Different colors and textures on your plate will also add some specialness to your meal that will have everyone smiling.

In all of this be sure to keep things simple. People don't need to have a bunch of food or lots of courses. Sometimes the most simple meals are the most pleasing to the eye and palate. Cooking can be fun and simple if you plan ahead and have everything you need on hand.

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Needled Mom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It looks like you live fairly close to me and, from the sound of things, I don't think you'll be walking with this big storm approaching.

I copied your last post on ingredient substitutions as I am ALWAYS looking it up somewhere. Now I can add it to the recipe drawer. Thanks for posting it.

Nadine said...

I agree anything with cheese on it can't be bad. I love cheese. :)