Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Frugal Dinner

Rummaging through the freezer the other day, I came across snack bags stuffed with last year's carrots. They'd been cooked, stored and forgotten. I pulled some out to defrost and discovered they make a wonderful meal, simply heated in the microwave. The carrots are still tender and sweet--hard to tell they were harvested 8 months ago.

Toss the carrots with some leftover brown Basmati rice and fresh cilantro. Dress with red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, a little salt, some freshly ground black pepper. Voila: dinner.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Shopping: none

3 comments:

Jeena said...

So quick and so healthy too. :-)

cookiecrumb said...

It's how I eat!
(And to think people want to make fun of us for being local, organic elitists.)

Ed Bruske said...

Jeena, I am determined to eat more vegetables. The carrots were truly delicious--a bit of a suprise, frankly, considering how long they'd been in the fridge.

CC, you're right. This is how I eat most of the time. Especially the meals where we're not sitting down as a family. The rest of my family (wife and daughter) would never stand for this. This need something new and different every night. I will probably survive on chicken casserole and quinoa pilaf for the next week.