Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Purists Beware - But Dinner Was Tasty

Seriously, today has been one of those days. It started off with me writing three quarters of my article for Foodtv (it should be up later this week) when I, inadvertently, hit the wrong part of my mouse and lost the document...naturally before I had the opportunity to save it.

As if that wasn't enough to send me back to bed, it was raining outside and the weather/traffic reports kept saying it was really bad driving. Given that I was scheduled for my semi annual teeth cleaning (which, by the way I hate more than root canal!), I actually was pleased with the weather. I called the dental office, hoping that no one was there, but....sigh.... Now I know just how kids feel when they THINK they're getting a Snow Day, only to discover that every other school in the universe is closed but theirs.

All that to say, that by the time I came home from the dental hygienist, who really is a lovely girl, I was exhausted. Somehow the day flew by, the article finally got written and I looked at my watch. Holy Cow! 6 PM? Where did the day go and what's for dinner?

Which brings me to the "purists beware" line. First, let me state that I really enjoy making my own sauces and rarely buy ready made ones in a jar. But President's Choice Brand of Loblaws and Superstores, does come up with some lovely sauces and I obviously was hungry the day I bought the jar of Thai Green Curry Sauce. Anyway, it came out of the pantry today to go with some boneless chicken breasts I picked up on my way home. All I had to do was saute strips of chicken breast in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes and then adding some of the sauce. I covered the pan, turned the heat to low and started the cauliflower, which leads me to...

Second "Purist beware" - don't kill me... let's just call this Dinner Fusion. I made some Indian Cauliflower (sookhi gobi) which I did make from scratch but it only took 15 minutes and half of that was steaming the cauliflower in the microwave.

So, if you've had one of THOSE days, and you aren't too fussy about using a sauce from a jar or mixing cultures....try it! What is your crazy, last minute, throw together supper after a hard day?


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melissa said...

That's funny Ruth. I just did a post about telling purists to stick it. Sometimes I just need a simple tasty weeknight meal.

Sorry about your document and that you didn't get a rain day. Staying in while it rains is so nice.

I'm startled to see green curry in a jar. I totally need to order that. I've been addicted to it that sauce for months. The jar will likely not be as good as my favorite Thai restaurants, sure, but I don't care, I'll take it!