Monday, November 8, 2010

A Friday Night of Mediocrity

Friday night I worked until almost 6:00.

My oven is lame, and yes, I know it's filthy.

This is what my kitchen looked like when I walked into it at 5:57 PM.

(Not just the oven that's filthy.)

Even people with no children have laundry!

Dinky was no help.

Pootie was working out with Tony.

I did my workout earlier, thanks very much.

That left me with a dirty kitchen, laundry, a worthless no-help dog, an already-occupied husband, and dinner to create out of mostly thin air. We didn't have much in the way of groceries either.

This called for moral support.

And this.

I always keep canned beans around. And onions. And if Costco has some good looking sausages, I'll usually grab a big pack of those and freeze them. They come in handy. I'd snagged some roasted red pepper, spinach and chicken sausages last time we were there.

An onion and a couple of cans of black beans, and I was in business. Easy enough to put together a black bean soup with sausage.

I also had some tortillas and a few tablespoons of goat cheese. Quesadillas coming right up!

And there were enough green leafy things to allow me to call something a salad.

Not the greatest meal on earth, but certainly passable for having not much of anything edible in the house.

If you would like to duplicate this unspectacular, but perfectly serviceable meal, and feel you need a recipe (I promise, you don't), you can download the .pdf for the soup here and the quesadillas here.

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