Friday, October 9, 2009

A couple of quick and easy meals

Bean and brats (from Vegetarian Times, which I pick up once in a while): Slice a package of veggie brats (I guess you could use meat, there's not dairy in the recipe, but I never have) and brown them on both sides, then put them aside. Fry some onion, then put in a can of diced tomatoes and a (rinsed and drained) can of white beans, a little water and some salt, pepper, and molasses. Heat through, put the brats back in and cook the sauce down for a few minutes before serving. Goes well with rice.

Usually when I have to get a meal on the table fast I do something simple with pasta, but I can't tell you how sick I am of pasta right now. So on Tuesday, when I literally had 20 minutes to put dinner on the table, this is what I made: tofu - drained, broiled 3 mins each side, then coated with a paste of miso and 1 tbls each of wine and mirin, then broiled again. Green beans, boiled for 3-4 minutes, then tossed with a small amount of soy sauce and tbls toasted sesame seeds. Rice. We love anything oriental-ish, and this made a rather stahm mid-week meal a little more special.

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