Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If Necessary!

Oh, major housewife faux pas! I served corn with corn last night!!! How could this happen?!?
And, for the sake of this blog, I should have 1. made rice 2. make the sauce 3. skipped the corn in the rice and then served it so- bed of rice, sauce with tvp in it over the top. Perhaps more attractive, I don't know. BUT that would defeat the whole 'one pot meal' and 'easy' aspect of this meal. Anyway, it was good. And the sweet corn was scrumptious- this has been a banner year for corn.

1 can pinto beans, undrained (3)
2 C water
1/4 C + 2 T nutritional yeast
1/4 C pimentos
1 T ketchup
2 t Dijon mustard
2 t chicken flavor boullion
1 t onion powder
1 t lemon juice
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt

1 C Minute Rice (12)
1/2 C TVP (2)
1 can corn, undrained (3)
1 T oil (4)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced

Blend all sauce ingredients together.
Saute onion and garlic, then add rice, corn and tvp.
Add sauce and bring to boil, covered, on med high heat.
Lower heat and simmer, covered, until rice and tvp are tender, approx 20m, stirring often.
Heat on low, uncovered, until thick.

Makes approx. 5 cups, 5 points per cup.

Still reading "Where Angels Fear To Tread" v. good.

Cast on 80 sts provisionally for lace baby blanket. In a shockingly loud color of pink. Finished my trial swatch, looked okay, did not block but probably should have- crossing fingers that I'll be able to make it work. If it puckers, then it puckers. I will call it a design feature, like, 'it's thermal!'. Must must must cast on and off loosely! Planning to take out provisional cast on if necessary and use Elizabeth Zimmermann's sewn bind off if necessary. If necessary.

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