For Real. Three cases in point today:
1.Breakfast. Boys had yogurt topped with the bottom crumbs of a bag of frosted shredded wheat cereal I’d been saving for just such an occasion, and a bowl of steel-cut oats. Double-time whole grains. Bill and I had yet another version of Huevos Graincheros. This time with butternut squash and brussel sprout leftovers from my waitressing shift last night at Circa. So delicious.
2. Snack time. Took leftover steel-cut oats, mixed in an egg, handful of spelt flour, couple pinches baking soda and powder, chopped apple and regular quick-cooking oatmeal and baked these “cookies” for 10 minutes. Boys loved them.
3. Dinner. The leftover brown rice from yesterdays red beans was thrown over the top of a pack of free-range chicken wings I had cooked in some olive oil. Added a cup of white wine, salt, pepper, fresh chopped apple and some dried herbs and threw on a lid. Half an hour later Bill’s favorite leftover meal was ready as I ran out the door for work.
Really, having whole grains of any kind pre-cooked and handy helps me keep the ever-demanding mouths and bellies full in my house. Off to bartend now while Bill goes into uber-baby duty. All in a days work!