About Last Night…

I think most Americans have a love-hate relationship with food.  We love to eat it while most of us hate to cook it.  We dine out more than we dine in.  We’re too tired, too busy, too untaught, or just too uninterested.  Weirdly, I find that among my non-cooking friends, any sort of “Food TV” is a popular choice for viewing for adults and kids alike.  I mean, who can resist the Iron Chef and the battle of the…whatever usually weird ingredient that the Chef is sure to incorporate somehow into ice cream?

Sometimes time gets away from me, and I have one of those days where I look up, it’s after 8 p.m., and I’ve done nothing for dinner.  Yes, there’s usually leftovers, and about once a week, I pull them all out and everybody chooses something to finish off.  But sometimes there’s no such luck, and a quick meal is in order.  Around here, that usually doesn’t mean a call to the pizza guy (although sometimes pizza is just good for the soul).  Usually, it means throwing together whatever I can find lurking, hiding, forgotten in the back and bottom of the fridge and cupboard!

Lucky for hubby, last night this ended up being tortellini with a light Alfredo sauce, grilled asparagus, red bell pepper, and apple smoked chicken sausage, tossed and served all together.  I was planning for a beating down harvest of my basil today, so didn’t think to grab a few leaves to slice on top for garnish, and we just happened to be out of Parmesan.  Altogether, a pretty tasty meal thrown together in about 30 minutes (and part of that was waiting for the grill to heat up!).  Plus, only 1 dirty pan to wash! 😀

Grab that leftover glass of wine and try very hard to look like this took hours to prepare. 😛

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LC Aggie Sith
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 19:59:15

    LOL!!! My friend Miria gave me the recipe for that penne a vodka dish I made for y’all last time you were here. It’s in my “notes” tab at FB 🙂

    You should attempt to put the recipe for this dish HERE!!

    And I lurve the frog dishes 😀

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  2. Queen Bee
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 21:57:12

    My only question is; What is leftover wine? I never have any left over! 🙂

    Reply

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