Post # 1
So DH has a work dinner and my plans just fell through. I don’t want to go out to the store to get more food to cook for dinner so I want to work with what I have.
I would just make a delicious baked potato but I happened to do that for lunch and I feel like 2 baked potatoes in 1 day isn’t really the healthiest.
Some of the basic things I have lying around are:
3oz left over steak
1/2 can tomato puree
Frozen pizza (this is my go to, but I feel like I should try to be healthy)
Caramelized Onion Hummus
And then a lot of pantry goods and normal kitchen staples.
Any culinarily inclined bees have suggestions?
Post # 3
Stir fry with the steak , broccoli, carrots, scallions-serve with rice
Quiche with steak, broccoli, scallions, eggs-serve with salad
Post # 4
@julies1949: Ooo… I like the stir-fry idea.
What should I do for a bit of a sauce? I have soy sauce and nut oil to cook the steak/veggies in, should I add anything else?
Post # 5
Mix 1/4 cup soy sauce with 1/4 up sherry- or use apple or orange juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. marinate the cooked or raw beef in that-
Saute a clove of garlic in oil- add some sliced onion if you like
If the steak is raw- cook it now after draining the marinade then remove steak from pan
Add the broccoli, carrot and scallion-saute for a couple of minutes
If the steak was cooked- drain it now and ad the steak to the veggies
Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the reserved marinade and add to the stir fry
Cook for only a couple of minutes till sauce is thickened and clear so the cornstarch is clear.
Post # 6
Another thing that could work is a frittata: eggs, steak, potato, broccoli, bell peppers, scallions
Post # 7
@julies1949: Wow… thanks so much! I have all of that. I think I’m going to use bell peppers & mushrooms instead of broccoli though. DH loves broccoli so I’ll safe that for him to have for dinner tomorrow night while I’m out.
Post # 8
Stir-fry was the first thing to my mind too!
Post # 9
You can use any veggies you like. We call it “clean out the fridge stir-fry”.
Post # 10
STuffed bell peppers?
Any grains? rice, quinoa, barley etc?
Take a grain, add a bit of cheese that you have and finely diced and cooked broccoli, chopped scallion add a bit of the tomato puree What spices do you have? oregano, basil, garlic, salt? mix together and stuff the pepper.
Bake till soft- it can take a while at about 375. to speed it up you can microwave the pepper first till it softens.
Post # 11
@lefeymw: Hmm… that could be good too.
I have rice and a little bit of couscous.
I have lots of spices too.
Right now I’m having a nice large glass of white wine (It’s 6pm here, don’t judge) so we’ll see if I end up having motivation to cook or if I just end up eating sliced veggies and hummus.
I love cooking for others, but I hate cooking just for me.
Post # 12
Do you have any pasta on hand? One of my go-to meals for one is a bowl of pasta with tender-crisp veggies and a poached egg as my pasta sauce Yum!
EDIT: I like to use asparagus for this dish, but I think broccoli would work well.