Are you ever on your way home from work or whatever and just can’t bear to stop at the store because you are tired or don’t want to deal with all the people in way?
You come home and are determined to “make do” with whatever you can find in the pantry?
Well here is a suggestion.
I took out the large skillet, chopped up an onion and tossed it in. I realize I really do cook with a lot of onions, but there is nothing wrong with that, they are very good for the blood!
I dug in the fridge for a bit…….
Okay, I got it. Here we go:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 5-6 cremini mushrooms sliced
- 1 jalapeno pepper ( seeded and sliced in slightly larger than usual bits)
Stir those up till they are well acquainted then add:
- 1 or more tbsp poultry spice ( or just plain dried sage)
- 1 can rinsed white kidney or pinto beans
Stir those in well.
Then I added some of my “Pulled Chicken” left over from taco night. But if you didn’t just happen to have that, you could add a can of tuna or just leave it completely vegetarian / vegan.
Meanwhile, boil up a pot of your favorite pasta. Tonight I used linguini……cause that’swhat I had.
Once the pasta is done, toss it in with the veg and beans. Make sure you save a bit of the pasta water and add that too, just to help make it a little saucy.
Toss those and then add some salt and pepper.
Then I added, which is totally up to you, some lemon zest and the juice of said lemon just to zinger up a little!
Had I had any baby spinach or arugula, I would have totally added a bit of that just before serving too….but I didn’t.
Plate it up and add some parma cheese…….if that’s your thing.
Does the trick for a Tuesday night!
And on a further note, it makes a great lunch for work the next day! Eat at room temperature with a squirt or two of lemon just before you eat it!