Sometimes my Mom is so cute she makes me giggle. She loves sparkly shoes, dark chocolate, trashy romance novels and Rachael Ray. Like everyone else working full-time outside of the home, she has the daily challenge of figuring out what to make for dinner when she gets in. She sent me the below e-mail, which I had permission to post verbatim, thankyouverymuch. Perfection is throwing together a bunch of leftovers and making some pretty yummy stuff. And that’s what she did. Until tomorrow…
A year ago today … young love.
Evolution of Monday Night’s Dinner
From Sweetnicks’ Mom
Stand in front of open fridge door at dinner time.
Take out leftover take-out dinner from the weekend. It was grilled shrimp with linguine. Enough linguine there – just need to add some shrimp since only 2 are left.
Get shrimp from freezer: discover that they were already used. See package of Perdue chicken cuts that I was going to make chicken salad with but was too lazy.
Spy a package of mushrooms that really should be used and 4 tomatoes that are really ripe. Chop mushrooms and tomatoes and saute in some olive oil. Add some leftover chopped garlic, the chicken – and wait – there is a package of gorgonzola crumbles that I bought for a recipe and now I can’t remember what recipe they were for. Add some of those. Finally toss in the linguine with whatever sauce it has left and don’t forget the two sorry shrimp. Heat for a short time and serve.
It was actually really good!
I love that kind of meal and that one sounds particularly yummy, especially with the gorgonzola.