Thursday, 21 February 2013

Kind of a "Ratatouille"

Welcome to my blog, Bob C., I remember you from the time when we were novice rver's, had a 5-wheel and used your satellite antenna to get our internet!
Hope you enjoy my rambling about our dinners!

With only 4 more weeks to go I keep myself from stocking up the pantry. The idea is : what we don't have in there we need not to haul home. Today I used up the rest of my Quinoa seeds.
boiling quinoa
With the fridge nearly empty, there was not much choice.
Some vegetables, a piece of cold grilled chicken, a piece of cold roast beef, but it was enough to make it into ratatouille-like meal.
And the cooking time: only 15 minutes!
Mixed vegetables with quinoa
Nothing leftover here. Now we really need to go shopping tomorrow!
Otherwise it's down to bread and water :))

1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup water or broth

1 large carrot, chopped
1 celery, chopped, 1 cup
1 small green squash, copped, 1 cup
1 onion, minced, 1/2 cop
1 leaf of kale (had a bunch of them in the freezer)
1 leaf of bok choy (same thing, from the freezer)
1 slice of grilled chicken breast, cubed 1/3 cup
1 piece roast beef, cubed, 1 cup
1 tblsp oil
1 slice of bacon, in bits (optional)
leftover roast beef gravy, 3/4 cup
1/2 cup of cheddar, cubed

Bring Quinoa to a boil and simmer until all fluid is gone and the quinoa all fluffy.

Sautée bacon and onions in oil and add the vegetables for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add meat and gravy and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Just before serving add the cheese.

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