Tuesday, May 22, 2007

3 Dinners

How many meals can I make from one pot? Lots of broccoli, half an eggplant, some carrots, onions and garlic, sauteed and then mixed with condensed tomato soup, BBQ sauce, and spices. On Friday night, It served as the base for burritos. This picture is muy blurry, but there were grilled strips of red capsicum and zucchini, the tomato-veggie mix, guacamole, and some chopped cucumber and tomato.

Saturday night the leftover veggies were mixed with some lentils. I added a bit of extra tomato paste, and some more BBQ sauce, and served it over 4-grain buns. Voila--sloppy joes! The presentation is courtesy of Andy. Green coral lettuce makes a plate look really pretty!


Last night (Monday) we were stumped for dinner. We had two bunches of asparagus that we wanted to use, and we felt like something from the oven, to warm the house up. So we mixed the leftover sloppy joe filling with a tin of refried beans, and layered it between tortillas. I roasted the asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon-myrtle. We also baked up some potato wedges and a bit of garlic bread (loaded with parsley) which we had frozen a few weeks ago.
Not pictured is the dipping sauce I made for the asparagus. A bit of soy mayo, marked down to $1.50 at Cole's the other day (from $5!), mixed with lemon-myrtle, Tasmanian pepper leaf, a squeeze of lemon juice and some salt and pepper. It was really nice!

5 comments:

vko said...

Yum- all sounds pretty damn tasty to me, good for you, yummy & convenient!

Amy said...

I agree - yum! Gotta love the reduced to clear Mayo....

bazu said...

Yum! This is my favorite way of eating- leftovers, lots of variety and mixing it up- ooooh yea.

RV Amy said...

And on the fourth day you could have made soup!

You eat so well--I always just make one course meals, two if you count carrot sticks or a green salad.

Theresa said...

Hey thanks, everyone.

RV Amy--we go through phases. For the first 6 months or so that I was in Australia, we ate nothing but one dish meals. Every single dinner was in a bowl--pasta, stir fry, curry, whatever. Now that I've got the hang of timing food just right and doing numerous things at once, we're getting better at side dishes. Plus, we love having baked food when it gets a little chilly, and the oven makes it so easy to have side dishes--in fact, it almost seems a waste to turn the oven on for only one thing.