Three families cook for each other three nights of the week. Follow along with us as we take turns producing delicious meals for seven people.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Quinoa, Beans, Sauces, Bread
Cook: Jen G.
Menu: Garbanzo Beans, Quinoa, Broccoli and Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic, Pumpkin Seed Spinach and Sundried Tomato and Olive Sauces; Bread
You know those days when its really cold out and you are running around? I had one of those on Thursday. We have been trapping some of our local feral cats to be neutered/spayed, given basic vet care and then returned once its safe for them to placed back outside, so vet visits bookended my own appointments, plus the weather forecast said it was going to snow, so we were trying to get everything ready for the animals. Before Meal Group that is the kind of day that would send us into a local restaurant to grab a quick meal to be eaten fast, rather than enjoyed, so we could get back into our warm home.
But instead, thanks to Meal Group, dinnner came to us. Jenn G's food was perfect. A make your own bowl of quinoa, chickpeas and a brocolli/cauliflower mix with three delicious sauces: Spinach pumpkinseed pesto, olive tapenade and a roasted garlic sauce. And along with that bounty, she had left us lovely fresh bread and two cute mini muffins.
The minute we saw it, we tore into it and it was perfect: a healthy dinner, with lots of protein, almost no fat and a ton of flavor. What more could anyone want to close the book on a very busy day? We devoured it happily and settled in to watch TV.