Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whats for Lunch?

Im in a lunch rut. Im sick of chicken salads or sandwiches. What are you guys doing for lunch???

1 comment:

  1. Butternut squash soup with feta cheese sprinkled on top or with grilled cheese sandwiches . . . (if you want my soup recipe, let me know--it's fantastic!)

    We also do ramen quite a bit with lots of frozen veggies and shrimp or imitation crab tossed in. I like a good dousing of hot red pepper garlic sauce.

    Lots of leftovers.

    Omelets--you can put practically any leftover meat and vegetable in an omelet.

    My favorite childhood comfort food: cook macaroni, drain, dump in a jar of home-canned tomatoes (or canned tomato juice or canned tomatoes work fine too). Heat it back up and serve with lots of pepper. A variation on tihs is to put a jar/can of tomatoes in a saucepan with a couple of cloves of garlic, toss in some fresh or froze green beans, heat until beans are crisp-tender, season with salt, pepper (and red pepper flakes too!!) and enjoy!

    I also like to do a quick homemade mac 'n cheese. Just cook the macaroni, drain, while it's in strainer, melt some butter in the hot pan, whisk in some flour, add some milk, turn up the heat, stirring constantly. It should thicken up pretty quickly at which point toss in some shredded cheese (whatever varieties you have on hand--cheddar, mozz, jack,), dump the pasta back in, stir--salt and pepper to taste--voila! I like to add froze broccoli to the pasta water in the last couple of minutes of cook time. I also freeze cooked pureed veggies in ice cube trays and mac and cheese is a great place to slip in a little pumpkin or butternut puree. It enhances the color, adds a little sweetness and the kids eat bright veggies without knowing it!

    Okay, I'll stop talking about food already.