Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This was a satisfying way to cook up some leftovers.
Dinner consisted of "Use up stuff in the fridge" night.
I started by sautéing some sliced Parsnips (The white things on the left) which are a root vegetable similar to carrots. While edible raw, they're much better cooked.
Next, I sautéed some onion and mushrooms, adding plenty of minced Garlic to the mushrooms. I used separate pans as we were having a guest who hates the texture of onions.
I kept the mushrooms and onions warm until everyone arrived. I took advantage of the time to set the table with some whole wheat and flax seed wraps, cheddar cheese and red leaf lettuce.
Once everyone arrived, I put the vegetables on the table, and reheated sliced, leftover steak in the now empty mushroom pan, using a bit of my Father's home made red wine to deglaze the pan while heating the steak.
Everything except the parsnips went into the wraps with some hot sauce for those who like a bit of extra kick to their meals.
All told, it was a good meal, and a great way to use up things that had had been lying around th kitchen.