Thursday, May 22, 2008

PPN: Quick n' Dirty Asian

Sometimes quick and dirty is the way to go when it comes to preparing dinner. That was the way it was for me tonight. I don't know why, but suddenly the clock was showing 6:45 and I hadn't even thought of what to make.

It's times like this that I thank God our pantry and fridge are well-stocked with the most basic of essentials (well, basic for a foodie like you or me, probably not for those not reading this blog - like my sister, queen of the Kraft Dinner - mmm, KD). Anyways, everything in this bowl pretty much stemmed from what I had in the fridge: some leftover fetuccine, black beans, and Napa cabbage. For a dressing / sauce, I threw together some freshly grated ginger (my new fave obsession), rice vinegar, a touch of honey and some tamari, then poured it over the freshly microwaved mixture, stirred, and quickly took a photo.

Then, I chowed down. There was no going back. Mmm... antioxidants and veggies... good ARF / 5-A-Day food for Cate's event at Sweetnicks, no? Sorry there's no actual recipe, but check Ruth's PPN (AKA Presto Pasta Nights) roundup tomorrow night (where I'm sending this to as well) for some more concrete noodling ideas!

Tomorrow may or may not have a post, it's date night for Andrew and I!! We're going for sushi (at least my favourite meal, I think he prefers pasta or steak - correct me if I'm wrong, hon!) then we're going to see Narnia, where I will do my best not to ooh and aah over Ben Barnes, zee Prince Caspian! Lucky for me I have my own prince right by my side. Yes I know, icky ooey gooey mushy stuff. Too bad... I'm in love with the boy!

2 comments :

Ruth Daniels said...

Great looking supper. Thanks for sharing with Presto pasta Nights. I do love it when the fridge and other things on hand magically define dinner.

Enjoy Narnia.

Anonymous said...

first off lol i will correct you lol i will take sushi over almost anything and cant wait for tonight.. nice post