Monday, July 12, 2010

What's in the Fridge? July 12

Lately we've been trying to use up leftovers and bits before buying more food.  We tend to waste a lot of food and it's really not necessary.  Plus it's time-consuming to run to the store after work and takeout gets expensive.  So I try to be creative (and healthy) with what we've got kicking around.

Tonight's dinner:  Couscous Salad, Sautéed Green Beans with Almonds and Barbecued Chicken Breast.

Dump leftover couscous from yesterday's lunch (who made that much???) into a bowl, drizzle with grapeseed oil, lemon juice, and rice vinegar, sprinkle with parsley, basil and dill, throw in diced cucumber end and the good bits from the wilting green onions.

In a pan, sautée green beans (these I bought from road-side farm stand yesterday) in a small bit of grapeseed oil. Season with salt, pepper, and the last crumbs from the sliced almonds bag.

Slice one lonely skinless barbecued chicken breast from Friday's dinner into thin slices.  Arrange artfully on plate.  Lick homemade bbq sauce from fingers.  Serve cold.  The chicken, not the fingers.

Voilà!  Dinner for 4 (and a little leftover for someone's lunch tomorrow).  Sorry, no pictures.  I'll try to remember next time before we chow down.

Time: 20 mins.
Health: 4/5
Taste: 5/5
Kid-friendly: Yes


Katherine said...

WOW, that sounds FABULOUS. And that is from leftovers?

I have been trying out Quinoa lately, similar to couscous in texture and flavor. Love what you put in yours... going to try it!

Miz Dinah said...

I love quinoa too...such a different texture. Probably a lot better for you than couscous too!