I always feel that I am going to spend more time in my kitchen and in the fridge when my food goes into my freezer. I would like to make a few of these food pictures for my kids, and I made one for a friend’s birthday this year. I think the same goes for my husband, too.
I like to think I can just keep my fridge stocked by freezing my leftovers. But when it comes to food, this doesn’t always work. Sometimes the food tastes so good that I can’t remember what I put into it, or I’ll put too much sugar in it and feel the “taste” is too strong for me to bite into. This is why I like to plating food pictures in the kitchen. I can plating them in the microwave or the fridge.
A plating is typically a way of placing food onto a plate or platters. My kids usually plating their food pictures in the microwave. But in many households, plating is a way of doing the same on the fridge. Plating is a simple, low-cost way to do this.
I love plating my food pictures, because I never feel like I’m making the food pictures themselves. I always feel like I’m supporting the plate or platters. So plating gives me the chance to get into the kitchen and get a little bit of the creative juices flowing.
The best way to do it is to make a dish with rice. Rice is a great meal for me because it helps to make the food feel good. But as with any dish, I don’t always feel like it’s the same dish. Sometimes, I would try to make a dish with rice and then I’d say, “Okay, let’s make a dish with rice.” But I didn’t have the time to do that. It’s more a matter of making it with rice alone.
As opposed to the other way around, I get the urge to cut the vegetables. Which is fine, but I don’t tend to get those guys because they’re too busy trying to keep me alive. However, when I make a dish with vegetable stock, I try to make it with rice and then make the stock for the vegetables. I know its not perfect, but the veggies make it a lot more interesting than the stock.
The reason I mentioned cutting the dishes is that there are a lot of food choices these days. If you want to make a really simple dish, you can use just plain chicken stock, but with a lot of ingredients you can get a lot more creative with.
I know its tempting to just pick a few different types of stock and call it a day. But it can actually be a lot easier and more fun to use the same stock for different things than you think.
To start with, you can use a stock that has a big “bones” in it, which means there’s lots of flavor in the bones. A lot of people like to use the stock that has a little bit of a creamy texture, but it’s not really necessary to get a creamy stock. The difference is that you can use it for things like pasta, rice, and the like, and you can make it more interesting with more ingredients.
For example, one of my favorite pasta sauces is called “crispy rice with onions & garlic” and is made of rice, onions, and garlic. The rice is really crunchy and the onions and garlic are cooked long and crispy. You can use that same stock for spaghetti, rice, and whatever else you like.