Lunch at Noon? Dinner at 6pm?
There was a time when this was the rule. My family was young and I had a mealtime schedule. But, the family grew up and moved away. Now there are no rules or weekly menus posted on the fridge.
Cooking for one is very flexible....
I will start with a trip to the kitchen garden and pick some winter greens for a salad.
How about a pot of "quick" soup?
I keep it simple for today's lunch, using whatever looks interesting in the fridge. I have some leftover breakfast sausage, red and orange bell peppers, and a small onion that I saute in a little butter. Using a can of black beans, rinse the liquid off. I add the beans to the mix and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Sprinkle in a little flour. Continue to stir while adding a can of chicken broth and 1 cup of water.
A handful of pasta swirls will make it more filling.
This is what you have for lunch when you can break the rules....
Delicious and hearty not to mention nutritious! I laughed when I read "winter greens". No such thing here with snow on the ground... :)ReplyDelete
It has been an unusual winter...I just love a "throw together soup". I even had some leftovers...Delete
That looks delicious.....how did you get that little pin it icon there, I can't figure it out?ReplyDelete
My computer guru is coming later today....let me ask him and I will get back to you on the "Pin It". Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.Delete
The soup looks wonderful Meggie, did it taste as good as it looks?ReplyDelete
Yes, it was delicious...and I had enough for two meals.Delete
Mmmm,that looks delicious,those throw together meals are always the best! My OH says it's amazing what I can do with a can of tuna. :0)ReplyDelete
Let's pat each other on the back for our cooking skills!Delete
Now that's the sort of cooking that I love! I spent far too many years 'cooking by the rules' for 3 generations of my family, now I also enjoy just taking a look at what is in the fridge, or the larder, and making something. Your lovely home-grown greens make me yearn for the warmer weather, Meggie. Nothing tastes quite so good as home-grown!ReplyDelete
Me, too. But, I did enjoy my family when they were young. I remember that every day about 3pm I would start dinner....it always included a salad to start and ended with dessert.Delete
My kind of cooking! When I do leftovers they always come back in a new'look'. haha! No winter greens here but will have spring ones! We still use the old fashioned terms.. dinner(as apposed to lunch) at noon and supper at 5pm.I am sure when DH retires we will do the big meal at mid day as we do that on weekends now!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure these are actually winter greens, but they were growing in January. I like the word "supper". It reminds me of a homemade bowl of soup and fresh baked bread topped with a little butter.Delete