Supplementary Dish/quick to make dishes

Last night, as only husband and I were home for dinner, I decided to try out a recipe from Mark Bittman’s cookbook, which I posted a picture of two or three entries ago. The recipe had but a few ingredients: potatoes, Italian sausage, onions, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper.

Procedure: Boil the potatoes. For husband and me, just one potato, cubed. Put salt in the water before boiling the potato. IN an oven-proof dish, put the sliced sausage, sliced onions and broil for 8 minutes. When done, mix with potatoes and drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle some parsley. As the dish reminded me of German potato salad, I thought of adding balsamic vinegar.

Verdict: it was okay but lacked some kick. Maybe more balsamic vinegar? I’m sure had son been home, he’d have added his go-to spice: red pepper flakes.

HHA said there was some leftover, so I thought of what to pair with it for dinner. Then I saw this recipe in FB and decided this would go with it. Quite good and so simple: quiche cooked in the microwave oven for three minutes. Again, very few ingredients: butter, eggs, milk, cheese, bread cubes, any veggies of your choice, maybe leftover bacon, ham or whatever. Check out the recipe here.

We also had a small slice of tanguigue which should have been son’s lunch in the office except that for the past days, he didn’t have to/couldn’t bring lunch. Fish was cooked in butter with garlic, salt and pepper.

So there. Simple recipes for the harried wife/mom/daughter/son.


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