Despite all appearances on this blog, I can assure you that some nights I find myself staring blankly in the fridge without a clue what to make for dinner. Throw in a long work day, an up and down pregnancy appetite, and the temptation to have a bowl of cereal instead of putting together a meal is ever present.
However, knowing that I am ‘eating for two’, I have made a conscious effort when these moments strike to delve into the crisper drawer and try to put together something a little more nutritious.
Tonight was one of those nights.
Back in the pantry went the box of cornflakes, and out of the fridge came a bunch of mushrooms.
Along with a bag of herbs, picked from a friend’s garden, and kindly donated to the BBB kitchen.
Into a pan, with a heaped spoonful of ginger,
And a pile of quinoa (that I had pre-cooked for 15 minutes or so, until fluffy).
Warmed through for a couple minutes, and this lazy gal's herbed quinoa and mushrooms was ready for the plate.
And, with the help of Mr BBB who was out on BBQ duty, our dinner was complete.
Served with a sausage and grilled zucchini.
And certainly worth the effort!
What about you? What is your ‘fall back’ meal when the desire to cook is missing?