August 26, 2008
No time for a complicated, well-written recipe today, kids. I am about to make Sloppy Josie’s for dinner tonight and some oatmeal, cranberry, pecan cookies for dessert. With me back to work now, it really helps when I cook in the morning.
I came up with the Sloppy Josie’s a while ago for dinner one night while we were watching “Taxi Driver.” But, as luck would have it, I never wrote it down, so back to the drawing board for me.
I promised last entry to talk about the pot pie thing-y I made. Here is a photo:
It is pretty simple to make and you can use most of what you have on hand. Here is what I did:
I browned what was left of a red onion and two cloves of garlic in some butter. I added some spices like black and white pepper, garlic powder, salt, and a little paprika. Next, I chopped up some leftover portobello mushrooms and added them to the frying pan. I thawed out some broccoli and chopped it up and threw it in the frying pan along with some Quorn pieces (see previous entry for information).
While that was cooking down, I scanned the fridge for some leftover dairy goodies. I came up with a little leftover whipped cream cheese, a hunk of extra sharp cheddar, grated Parmesan, and about two tablespoons of sour cream. I know, this isn’t a heart healthy dish, but damn is it tasty! I mixed this all together, shredding the cheddar first. I also added a little Cayenne pepper and garlic powder to the mix.
When the veg and Quorn mixture was cooked down sufficiently, I scraped it into the bowl containing the creamy mixture and mixed it all up.
I had two cans of store brand croissant rolls which I used as a crust. I put one roll on the bottom, pulling it up on the sides a bit. Then I added the filling and spread it out a bit. The second roll served as the top crust. I then covered it with foil and baked it per the instructions on the roll package.
This was tasty, rich, and filling. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to finish it all and I had to throw a tiny bit of it away.
Okay, off to the kitchen for me. If I am lucky I will get all my cooking done before work at noon. If not, then I bake tonight. Either way, have a great day and keep cooking!