Sunday, May 15, 2011

Even Lazier Sundays

If you thought yesterday was a lazy day... well this one starts off even lazier. We never left the house yesterday. In fact, it was early afternoon before I even got out of PJs. So I missed out on my usual trek to the markets....GASP!!! I know, it's quite unthinkable, but there it is and frankly there was still lots of goodies left from the week before.
Lunch was quesadillas made from some of the awesome meatless chili (I'll write about it tomorrow... too lazy today)and grated cheddar with a couple of spoonfuls of President's Choice Smokey Chipotle salsa.
I did manage to make some orgasmic ancho chili cranberry brownies (that recipe tomorrow too) that we munched while watching old movies on tv.
Grilled Asian Marinated Skirt Steak reappeared. I bought more LAST Saturday because it was that delicious the week before! Nothing better than Getaway Farm Grass Fed & Finished beef. I served it up with a very simple salad of beet greens, arugual and fresh mint & rosemary, still crispy and flavorful from my market trip last week. Drizzle with a little good olive oil, some champagne vinegar and chopped shallots and VOILA! And of course, more brownies for dessert!

I did miss our usual Sunday morning ritual of French Toast made with Julien's brioche, but I made a couple of fake Croque Madame sandwiches. Usually they're dipped in a bechamel sauce before grilling, but I was too lazy. So here's what I did instead....

1. Preheat a griddle or grill pan.

2. In a large bowl (more for the ability to lay the sandwiches in the mixture without losing any filling) beat 2 eggs, a little milk, a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, some fresh thyme leaves (I think about a tablespoon) and some freshly ground black pepper.

3. I used 12 grain sandwich bread and spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on one side. Then I crumbled some Dragon's Breath Blue Cheese and topped with some roasted chicken (shredded or the thin sliced deli variety) and crumbled a bit more cheese. Put the sandwich together and dip in the egg mixture.

4. Cook on the griddle (I used my Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler so I didn't have to flip) until golden and crispy with the cheese oozing out.

Now I'm off to see what other lazy things I can do on a very foggy Sunday in Halifax.... obviously a road trip is out!


bellini said...

Looks like you enjoyed your weekend Ruth!!!

Ruth Daniels said...

And I still have a few hours to go!