Thursday, February 07, 2008

Delish Lenten Dinner...

Start with olive oil, diced onions, crushed garlic, diced red peppers, and saute. Add a few handfuls of frozen thin green beans, chopped yellow and green zucchini, and some Italian seasoning. Toss in some chopped dates, roasted pecans, and a can of black beans. Sprinkle on balsamic vinegar, and add marinated artichoke hearts. Toss in some green olives, and grind some pepper over the whole thing. Take a bag of pre-cooked, thawed shrimp, sprinkle over the top, and then add two cups of pre cooked wild rice. Salt to taste. Stir. Watch family eat it up. Smile. This is fasting?

I cooked this in a new open saute pan I just bought at the thrift store. It is from Denmark, designed by Michael Lax, made in the 60's. What a joy to cook in. I wish I had taken a picture of this dinner, it was so pretty and so good. Go Lent!

(Picture of a pan like mine, except mine is green)