Sunday, March 3, 2013

Small Kitchen Stories: Meatballs and Lentils

  The first twinges of Spring make their selves known to me when I hear whispers: It is now OK to empty out the Winter Emergency Pantry Supplies.
  Thus it was time to do something with the box of lentil soup and the vacuum packed chicken meatballs.

Lentil Stew with Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs, pre cooked.  Mine were caramalized onion and delicious.
Lentil Soup Box.  Mine was "organic" and compellingly good.
Cauliflower or any veggy needing to be cooked rather than trashed.

Ok, it is another Rice Pot dinner.  Into the Rice Cooker add in some olive oil ( forgot to add to the list above; so you get the idea this is a lazy cooking effort ) and heat up to sizzling.  Then add in the mushrooms and the veggys.  Saute a bit.  Add in the Lentil Soup and the Meatballs.  Throw in some wine and a dab or two of the mustard.  Put on the top and let it simmer for 25 minutes or so.

Dessert: sliced blood oranges topped with rice pudding!

Ta Da!