Dinner

Classic Comfort

Ryan, don’t read this!!! (He HATES just the thought of mushrooms!)

Hehe 😉

I just found a whole new level to the VwaV Mushroom Sauce that I made the other night—served on top of a comforting dish of whole wheat couscous and a chickpea cutlet. This was amazing…rich, creamy and super comforting. Luckily I had a frozen chickpea cutlet in the freezer that I just heated back up in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and all I did was pour the reheated sauce on and dig in! Delicious. This sauce took a little time to make the other night but it was definitely worth it because you can use it in so many ways. I’m thinking I’ll try it over pasta for a creamy mushroom “alfredo” sauce later in the week. I also made my usual salad with carrots, romaine and cucumber with Woodstock dressing.

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Not sure what tonight is bringing—I know we are torching our brulees and unmolding our creme caramels but I believe we are also making some bread pudding and one other thing as well. I guess it will just be a surprise!

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I can’t refuse Lindsay’s request for more Dexter photos. Ain’t he cute with his little mouse?! He’s guarding it from me!

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15 Comments

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    jenny
    May 20, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    where do you find whole wheat couscous?

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    jenna
    May 20, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    jenny,

    I found these in the bulk bins at my local health food store.

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    Caroline
    May 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Hmm I haven’t actually tried the Tofurky/avocado combo. Shocking that I haven’t actually. Thanks for the tip!

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    healthyceliac
    May 20, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Oh my goodness…your cat is too cute! I love it when cats guard and protect things from people.

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    VeggieGirl
    May 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Ryan hates mushrooms???? Ahhh, too bad – I’m obsessed with funghi :0D

    Dexter!!! Can’t refuse more photographs of that lil guy – too adorable.

    Have fun tonight!!

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    Allyson
    May 21, 2008 at 1:09 am

    I love anything mushroom 🙂 Your dinner tonight looks great!

    Which would you say is your favorite Annie’s dressing??

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    ana
    May 21, 2008 at 3:25 am

    hey jenna-and anyone else-I have to work nights and I get off at about 9:00pm. I am ALWAYS hungry and craving a snack before I go to bed. I really need something with protein or something more than just a cookie/cup of tea/bowl of cereal/etc. to fill me up (I’m not such a big sweets girl-I prefer a good turkey (sorry Jenna!) sandwich to a cookie). Do you have any suggestions? I don’t want a whole meal, just something that does the trick without leaving me stuffed. Thanx!

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    Serena
    May 21, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Ana, what about a hearty but light soup? I love Barefoot Contessa’s chicken chili, which has chicken breast, tomatoes, and lots of bell peppers in it and is super tasty, but also light and filling. You could make a big pot on Sunday and eat it throughout the week – it actually gets better as the flavors blend. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_27660,00.html

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    Cassie
    May 21, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I’m with Ryan- Mushrooms= yuck!

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    hk
    May 21, 2008 at 10:49 am

    too cute!

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    becky
    May 21, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    awww, dex looks just like the cat I had growing up. what a sweetie. keep those pictures coming!

    ana – oatmeal! i normally don’t eat sweetened oatmeal but nature’s path instant oatmeal makes a great pre-bed snack. Or Greek yogurt if you are cool w/ dairy … there’s so much protein that it’s really filling for not a ton of calories (depending on the flavor)

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    Mel H
    May 21, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    i love fruit and yogurt parfeits with cereal on top, or an apple and pb or a bowl of cereal before bed – i always eat a snack before bed and breakfast food is always my first choice!

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    ANON
    May 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    yuck pathetic looking creature.

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    jenna
    May 21, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    ANON,

    I highly doubt that anyone is literally forcing you to read my blog and stare at my pathetic cat pictures. Why don’t you just call it a day and go be rude somewhere else, because it just so happens that I don’t like your comments, my other readers don’t like your comments, and my lovely kitten doesn’t like your comments either. Thanks. Bye.

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    Holly
    May 22, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    wow… I can’t believe people can say things like that… so sad. I love your kitty!!

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