Monday, May 11, 2009

And Here's Dinner!

How do you clean out the fridge? Here's how I do!

First, throw out anything that's too limp/moldy or smells like decomposing matter....

This is what I was left with today: some Italian grain "sausage", leftover pureed tomatoes,a few "shrunken" cherry tomatoes, a handful of baby 'bella mushrooms, half a bunch of celery, some garlic, and an onion. I added a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas from the pantry.

Swirl about a Tbs. of grapeseed oil in the pot, and saute the celery, onion, garlic, and mushrooms...Stir in the beans, tomatoes, and puree, then spice it up! Since the grain-sausage was "italian-style", I used generous amounts of basil and oregano, and added a bay leaf. The tomato puree was juicy enough, but I would have added a cup or two of broth or water if necessary.

Add a loaf of "Five Minutes a Day" bread (today's loaf had fermented in the fridge for about 5 days! and it was yummy-sour!)and here's dinner....
Viola! Handsome and happy husband, too :-)

Aside/ I keep my spices in an up-cycled cookie tin, and stand it on end on my kitchen shelves next to recipes and cooking oils! This one holds over 50 different small bags of spices, and I have a smaller version of this tin for the Boler.

1 comment:

Knit Witch said...

Funny you should post that. I just finished making a pasta salad and that is exactly what I did! Cleaned out the fridge and put it all in the salad. I was sad that I didn't have any fresh mushrooms though - they sure go fast around here.