Tonight, after circling the block about a dozen times to find a parking spot, I had about 30 minutes to make dinner. It looked like it was fixing up to be a simple meal made primarily of recycled ingredients.
Let's do it!
For the salad I put together some of the lettuce with some sliced apples, crushed walnuts, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. I also made some cornbread croutons out of the leftover cornbread from the other night. As with most of our salads this one was 90% farm share, 10% things lying around in our pantry.
Pomegranates are in season so I picked up a pair today and decided they'd go nicely tossed in some steamed broccoli. I also boiled a red a yellow potato from the share and served with a side of sour cream. Then I roasted the remaining Cornish hen and then made some cream cheese biscuits as an accompaniment.
For the biscuits I took the remainder of my biscuit dough that I used for last night's pot pie. I sandwiched a small scoop of cream cheese between two pieces of biscuit dough and baked it in the oven. The result was pretty friggin' delicious. Traditionally a cream cheese biscuit will just have cream cheese mixed into the dough but I highly recommend this method. I'd like to try with a little jelly or jam for a breakfast treat. However, I would lose the cayenne if I tried that.
And that's it. Not bad for 30 minutes in the kitchen. Rachael Ray's got nothing on me.