Friday, September 10, 2010

Tune in for today's blog: "What's For Dinner?" or "Isn't this about to Expire?"

So last night I wasn't feeling well when I got home.  Not even a little bit.  My husband asked what was for dinner and I felt utterly uninspired.  Last night was not the night for wild experimentation, I was phoning in my culinary performance at best.  Anywho, I searched the fridge and cupboards, searching for some inspritation, when I found it.  I had food that was about to go bad!  Decision made.  We were having a comfort food hodepodge of all the stuff I needed to get rid of.  On the menu: avocados on the brink of demise, almost stale bread, open package of vegan cheese that needed to be used and an open jar of sauce that's been open just shy of too long.  So what did I make?  First, the appetizer.  Awesome three ingredient guacamole!  Yes, you heard me, three ingredient.  It is epic. 

So, here is how you make it.  Take one or more avocado's, and mash them with a spoon.  Leave it chunky.  Mix in a bit of your favorite salsa, any brand will do.  Add garlic salt to taste.  Eat.  It's really that simple.  Try it now, thank me immediately.

Now to use up the bread.  I decided on an old stand-by of my vegetarian days: Grilled Cheese.  Except of course this time I was using Earth balance vegan margarine, and veggie slices.  Before anyone says anything, I know, I KNOW. Veggie slices are not totally vegan.  They are a brand of soy cheese that contains casein, a milk ingredient.  But it's only ONE ingredient, and it makes them melt like real cheese.  I figure A for effort on this one, moving on.  I won't bore you with the details of how to make a grilled cheese, but here is a pic of my results:

Do you see the ooey-gooey fried goodness?  Yes, this is comfort food at it's finest, people.  Unfortunately, as you can see, there are only two grilled cheese sandwiches here.  This is a problem, because my husband requires at least three, so this wasn't going to cut it. 

I decided for my final two ingredients, I would have to make something really easy, and big enough to fill up hubby and leave me leftovers for lunch at work.  The answer to my problems?  Pizza.  Were you aware friends that Pillsbury pizza dough just so happens to be vegan?  Do you realize the awesomeness of that statement??  Pillsbury pizza crust is sooo yummy.  Add to that my open jar of just-so-happens-to-be-vegan Ragu pizza sauce, which is also awesome, and you are well on your way to sweet vegan pizza.  I topped it with veggie shreds (also not quite vegan, but very-nearly), mushrooms, spinach, and corn (because I was feeling saucy).

Final verdict?  Mushrooms and spinach on pizza are awesome as always.  Corn didn't really add anything to the party, but it didn't detract anything either.  We decided we "nothing-ed" corn on pizza, and probably wouldn't try it that way again.  It looked pretty though.  Maybe I'll make a mexican pizza with corn.  Hmmm.  We'll see. 

Anyway, it ended up being a great dinner, and really only took 15 miunutes of real cooking time.  The rest was just waiting for it in the oven.  My favorite kind of dinner is easy dinner.  Scratch that, my favorite dinner is dinner out, but easy dinner is a close second. ;)

In closing, boys and girls, todays blog title was brought to you by Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Have a great day! :)


  1. Interesting mx. I guess everyone is thinking pizza lately. I, myself made vegan homemade pizza bites two nights ago and tonight it's my version of Mexican tofu with rice.

  2. Ooh, homeade vegan pizza bites? Sounds yummy!