Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ode to Semi-Homemade

I love that show on the Food Network, Semi-Homemade. I haven't watched it in a while, but I take a look at her recipes quite a bit. -- but I'm warning you, if you open up that page (or any other page on the foodtv site), a video pops up and starts making noise. I HATE THAT. I am going there less and less to find recipes. I don't need web sites talking to me. Anyway, my main course tonight was two simple ingredients - a jar of Spicy Red Pepper Marinara Sauce and a Top Sirloin Roast.

I browned the roast in a cast iron skillet, topped it with the marinara sauce, and let it simmer for two hours. There ya go. A lot of the water boiled out the sauce and it left a very concentrated, fairly spicy. For my husband, I served it with a side of pasta.

Lessons learned: If you want to slow cook a roast, do it in a slow cooker - not a cast iron skillet on low. Maybe add some red wine to the sauce.

Also today:
Breakfast - Two eggs with a tablespoon of Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Lunch - Chicken Salad from the Schmaltz Deli, but I added in some chopped pecans
Snack - more pecans in the afternoon and after dinner

I'm trying to resist getting on the scale, but I'll probably get on tomorrow.


The Duo Dishes said...

Two ingredients in a meal. Can't be easier!

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