October 10, 2012 by Meg G.
While Meg was home in New Jersey, I was back in Worcester, cooking for one. I turned to my favorite cooking adventure: kitchen surprise! It’s easy: (1) investigate your fridge, cabinets, etc; (2) select some items; (3) combine them into something delicious. One of these days I’ll add a fourth step of writing it down, although part of the excitement is that it’s totally unplanned and unpredictable.
Tonight’s theme: keeping it GREEN. Yes, we love eco-friendly things, but that’s not what I mean. I mean GREEN. It started with green pasta (it’s made with zucchini and spinach or something) in the cabinet. In the freezer, I found frozen broccoli, frozen edamame, and some of Meg’s homemade pesto that we froze. SO MUCH GREEN.
The finished product was better than I imagined. And it was SO EASY:
Step 1a: Cook the pasta.
Step 1b: Cook the broccoli in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat, covered. (Or steam it. Meg loves that. NOT.)
Step 1c: Cover the edamame with water, bring to a boil, then simmer (covered) for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Drain the pasta and edamame.
Step 3: Combine the ingredients and add the pesto.
What’s that? I didn’t include any amounts or times? Yeah. Go with it. Make it up. That’s what kitchen surprise is all about.
What’s in your kitchen? SURPRISE!