Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

So tonight I am wondering what to make for dinner.... Brent is sick of me "not knowing what we want to eat for dinner" until 9 pm... way tooo late for dinner..... so tonight I am searching out some fun, new, easy, and QUICK recipes.... I just stumbled across this way cool article on Food Network by Mark Bittman (author of some cool cookbooks)...

Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

A lot of these meals are a bit "gourmet" (aka ewww) for my taste buds... but I bet we could take the general idea and run with it.... kinda like scrapbooking... "oooh nice card/layout , but I like this color combo better....." Hehe!

I'm kind of liking #2 with some grilled chicken... MMm MMmMM GOOOD!

2.) Toss a cup of chopped mixed herbs with a few tablespoons of olive oil in a hot pan. Serve over angel-hair pasta, diluting the sauce if necessary with pasta cooking water.

or #15 but substitute some hard salami or blackforest ham.....

Call it panini: Grilled cheese with prosciutto, tomatoes, thyme or basil leaves.

or # 39.. mmmmmmmm Taco Salad is always a winner!

39.) Taco salad: Toss together greens, chopped tomato, chopped red onion, sliced avocado, a small can of black beans and kernels from a couple of ears of corn. Toss with crumbled tortilla chips and grated cheese. Dress with olive oil, lime and chopped cilantro leaves.

and I think we will have #64 on Sunday with Chicken Parmesan (Brent makes the BEST Dutch Oven Chicken Parmesan in the world!!! OOOOOH!! YUM!

64.) Pasta with fresh tomatoes: Cook chopped fresh tomatoes in butter or oil with garlic until tender, while pasta cooks. Combine and serve with grated Parmesan.

or maybe #97.... ooooh!

97.) So-called Fettuccine Alfredo: Heat several tablespoons of butter and about half a cup of cream in a large skillet just until the cream starts to simmer. Add slightly undercooked fresh pasta to the skillet, along with plenty of grated Parmesan. Cook over low heat, tossing, until pasta is tender and hot.

19.) Chinese tomato and eggs: Cook minced garlic in peanut oil until blond; add chopped tomatoes then, a minute later, beaten eggs, along with salt and pepper. Scramble with a little soy sauce.

LOL! #19 inspired me..... I just sent B off to the supermarket to fetch some fresh veggies...

We're having Fried Rice!

What's on your menu?

Inky Smiles!

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