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May 17, 2004

Sunday Cooking

Much in line with the esteemed Redfox on Saturday, I had a most pleasant Sunday putting together yummy things for the rest of the week. The (unintentional) theme was "things we can slap on a bagel for a quick yum."

From What's Cooking: Vegetarian, I whipped up the Lentil Pate. Sadly, it didn't set up properly, but it still makes an amazing spread.

I also marinated some veggies in garlic tamari and olive oil, and roasted them for sandwiches. They are almost gone already. Dinner was an open-faced sandwich: slices of good french bread spread with pate and topped with roasted veggies. Oh my, but that was good.

Quick Vegetarian Pleasures has a marinated mushroom recipe I used for the second time yesterday. It involves a little olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, a couple cloves of diced garlic, a sprig or two of chopped parsley, and salt. Leave it in the fridge for about 24 hours, and give it a turn (I put it in a plastic keeper, so I just shake it, baby, shake it) when you think of it. The result are wonderful shrooms you can use in anything. Okay, except maybe ice cream.

I also got rid of our over-abundance of Manic Organic fruit--mostly oranges--by putting together a quick fruit salad. Many oranges and a little juice, a couple sliced bananas, a pear and an apple, some unsweetened coconut (the Spousal Unit informs me this marks my salad as trailer park cuisine. To that I say: "MY PEOPLE!"), a bit of honey, and a bit more of real maple syrup. This, unlike marinated mushrooms, was most amazing with ice cream, I tells ya.

Was there something else? Oh yeah, another batch of Onion Confit, with mushrooms added in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Hubby has that on a sammich for lunch.

All in all, fun was had, and food was et.

Posted by Cat Connor on May 17, 2004 12:01 PM