Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The day off

Being a health conscious kind of guy, Mr. PT had been cooking for himself long before we met each other.  So he has quite a few recipes up his sleeve...some better than others.  Today he stepped up to the plate and treated me to both breakfast and dinner!  I enjoy cooking, but sometimes it is nice to have someone else put food on the table.

For breakfast, he cooked up some cream of wheat.  This is a pretty bland dish left alone, so you have to jazz it up.  He added warmed blackberries with their juices, fresh strawberries, and a little bit of honey.  It was delicious!  This is definitely not an "instant" breakfast, but it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare.  If heating milk over the stove sounds like something that would help you wake up in the morning, this is a good dish to make.

For dinner, he got a little more complicated.

 whole wheat pasta with salad shrimp and veggies

For this dish you will need:
-whole wheat pasta 
-a bag of frozen salad shrimp
-1/2 zucchini, peeled and chopped
-stalk of broccoli cut into small pieces
-1/8 cup chopped red onion
-1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
-mozzarella cheese to garnish
-olive oil, pepper, jerk spice

In a skillet, saute onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli with olive oil and pepper until soft.  While you do this, boil water for pasta.  While doing that, heat salad shrimp in separate skillet with jerk spice.  Cook pasta according to box and strain.  Add a little olive oil to the pasta.  Spoon pasta on plate with cooked veggies, shrimp, and garnish with cheese. 

I practically inhaled this dish, it was so good.  The fresh vegetables really added a wonderful flavor with the shrimp.  If you don't like shrimp, you can do without, or use chicken instead.  I could get used to this!

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