Saturday, 2 March 2013

One Dish Dinners

Hi Friends,
I've finally got a few things for you today!

So it's no secret that I love Buzzfeed.  It's a huge time waster.  A total time vampire.  Consider yourself warned.  Anyway, every once in awhile they'll post some drool-worthy food lists.  This one's a few months old, but I tagged a couple of recipes that I needed to try sometime in the future.  Well friends, the future is here!  Today I give you:

Baked Tomato, Squash, and Potatoes
This one is so easy it almost hurts - 3 veggies and some seasoning and you're done.  If you follow this blog, you might know that I am on a quest to eat healthier, but this one is almost too healthy for me.  Unless you add the parmesan.  And I don't mean that nasty shaker stuff that doesn't need to be refridgerated - I mean the real, buy-by-the-block-and-freshly-shave stuff.  When the veggies get all toasty and brown and the cheese is all melty -- oh man oh man, it's perfect.  I had every intention of making this as a side dish one night but I ate the whole casserole dish instead.
The second time I made this, the grocery was all out
of summer squash, but zucchini works just as well.

Martha's Salmon, Red Cabbage, and New Potatoes
Dish number two.

Martha, I wish I had a rustic barn wood table
and primitive dishcloth like you.
This might be one of my favourite salmon dishes I've made in awhile.  I don't think I've had red cabbage in any real capacity before - maybe a few bits in a salad, but this is the first time I really cooked with it.  Before, I was kind of indifferent about cabbage.  I've had it in some good recipes, but I never craved it or anything.  That was before this recipe.  The recipe calls for tossing the cabbage in olive oil and seasoning it with salt and pepper, and then roasting it.  I tasted a piece when it came out the oven and it was so good.  I don't know how with just those 4 things, it's a mystery of life, don't question it.  But now sometimes I just roast up some cabbage for a snack because its so good on its own.  Weird, I know.  Anyway, this dish was a total hit (for my mom and I).  Will be making again.

Did I mention the grainy mustard & horseradish topping?
 It's a great combo of flavours with the potatoes & cabbage.

I'm loving the simplicity of these one dish dinners.  They're almost as fun as the crockpot.

Til next time!