Thursday, September 11, 2008

what to make when you don't know what to make?

i have food. i have plenty of food. but does any of it necessarily "go" together? not really. also, i have a terrible habit of buying things that "sound good at the time" and then not cooking them before they go past their prime.

so what's a hungry girl to do?

step one: chop and sautee red onion. add ground turkey, salt, and whatever seasonings you have on hand.

step two: boil water, trim and halve brussel sprouts. blanch brussel sprouts for 2 mins, then remove to a baking sheet. garnish with salt, pepper, olive oil and hell, toss a couple scallions on the top, just to see what happens. roast in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.

step three: don't throw out that water! heat it back up to a boil, toss in a package of gnocchi. sure, why not? remove from water when those tasty little pillows float to the top.

step four: toss ground turkey and gnocchi with some pesto sauce. add salt to taste, and serve brussel sprouts on the side.

step five: nom nom nom.

hey, it works for me.

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