Monday, May 2, 2011

A Mosaic Made Meal

Last night I apparently could not decide HOW I wanted to cook dinner. So I used what Ross called a "Mosaic" of kitchen appliances - or basically, everything but the Crockpot or a fire.

I steamed the broccoli on the stove top

Which was where I also made my cheesy roux. This is perfect for dipping veggies in, or how I make my homemade macaroni and cheese! 

2 Tbsp butter or oil
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour 
1 cup milk
1 cup cheese (usually cheddar) 
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt, pepper, chili powder, or spices all gusto

Melt the butter on a medium-low heat and then add in the flour and mix well. Add the milk. After this, stir almost continuously. Add the cheese a little at a time allowing it to melt. Add the spices with the cheese. Then - use to dip, or toss over cooked noodles for macaroni and cheese! 

Then I roasted potatoes in the oven. 

And grilled asparagus on the George Foreman grill. 

Cooked the Morningstar Buffalo Wings in the toaster oven. Out of habit really - I should have saved a least a little energy and put them in the oven. 

I really do enjoy these, especially when they are on sale! 

And this was the beautiful result: 

Everything was delicious - and what better way to eat your greens than by dipping them in a cheese sauce?  

The asparagus was so tender! And I love those mini-potatoes, their skin just seems to fall right off. 

 The Buffalo Wings are great, I love their spicy kick.  

What is your favorite way to prepare your veggies? 

Right now I'm definitely feeling the grill - wish we had a real one! 

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I really want a grill too!! Oh, and I want it to be warm enough to eat outside, which will never happen!!

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@therunnersplate.comI know!!!!!! This year is supposed to have below average temperatures here - not OK by me!!!!