Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In case, you haven't noticed my total crush on Seeds of Change organic Indian simmer sauces, I've decided to post another quick and easy dinner idea. I cooked a half cup of lentils until almost done, then added a jar of korma simmer sauce. If you're not familiar with korma, it's a super creamy, super mild, totally decadent curry made with coconut milk. I made the lentils for lunch tomorrow, will serve it on a bed of greens, maybe kale or spinach.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I needed to go to the store after work and pick up some groceries. Instead, I scoured the pantry and 'fridge and threw together this "everything but the kitchen sink" dinner.
• One bag of rice elbow macaroni
• Half a bag frozen, chopped onions
• One pound of grass-fed ground beef (hidden in the back of the freezer, behind the frozen onions)
• Homemade cheese, with Italian spices and pepper-crusted (grass-fed, organic milk)
• Fresly grated Parmesan
• One cup of spaghetti sauce (Newman's Own Sockerooni)
Sauté beef and onions. Cook noodles until al dente. Splash and smear oil into casserole dish so nothing sticks. Drain meat/onions, add to casserole dish. Drain pasta, add to casserole dish, stir. Stir in crumbled cheese, sauce, top with Parmesan, put in pre-heated oven (350°) until heated all the way through and cheese melts.
Sure, I probably needed to make a bechamel to add to the mix, but this was improv. You don't think I would plan a meal like this on a hot, humid, summer night, do you?
Serve with green salad, have leftovers for lunch. And dinner. And maybe lunch again. Yum.