Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cooking Conversations

Conversation last evening.
Belle:  What are you cooking for lunch tomorrow?
Me: Beef Tips and rice with baked rolls.
Belle:  What vegetable are you serving?
Me: Rice.
Belle:  Rice is not a vegetable.
Me: If my high school biology serves me, it is neither animal nor mineral, it must be a vegetable.  It grows in flooded fields.
Belle, cutting her eyes: You will serve either corn or English peas.

So, that was the menu today.


DaveS said...

It's a good man that knows when to follow orders.

BobF said...

I think the key is that it has to have color. I'm with you, however.

plblark said...

IS Corn a Vegetable though? Oh the things you find when you google ...
What is corn?
Answering the question of whether or not corn is a vegetable sounds like it would be simple. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than it appears.

Whole corn, like you eat on the cob, is considered a vegetable. The corn kernel itself (where popcorn comes from) is considered a grain. To be more specific, this form of corn is a “whole” grain.

To complicate things a little more, many grains including popcorn are considered to be a fruit. This is because they come from the seed or flower part of the plant.

In contrast, vegetables are from the leaves, stems, and other parts of a plant. This is why several foods people think of as vegetables are actually fruits, like tomatoes and avocados.

So, corn is actually a vegetable, a whole grain, and a fruit. But no matter what form it comes in or what category it falls into, corn is good for you and can be part of a healthy diet. Even plain popcorn can be healthy when prepared without oil, butter, or salt.