Archive for July 30, 2009

Extra Easy Weeknight Fare

red-skinned potatoes 003  As much as I love to cook, some days I just can’t devote a whole afternoon to dinner prep.  And what exactly is this concept of “a whole afternoon  devoted to dinner prep?” I hear you ask.  Indeed.  So, for the practical person who doesn’t care to slap a frozen lasagna or a carry-out pizza on the on the table five nights a week, a meal that can be ready in a little over an hour.  And that includes a batch of fresh-from-the-oven whole grain muffins loaded with so many goodies –  carrots, pecans, golden raisins – that my gang is calling them Billy goat buns.

Tonight’s basic and simple supper does not, however, include any “tips of woody shrubs and trees” or “the occasional broad-leaved plant” that my internet research reveals as staples of the goat’s diet – they are aparently more fastidious in their eating habits than many humans – but it may just entice some of your fiber-phobic diners to consume nutrients they would otherwise eschew.

So, what’s so easy?  A return of one of our household’s staples, Ground Turkey Patties, with Steamed Broccoli, Boiled Red Skinned Potatoes, Carrot-Pecan Muffins, and a Quick Citrus Compote. (more…)

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