Wednesday, June 22, 2011

After Theater Supper

Taking prepared foods and adding your own touches
makes for a quick and easy dinner - after theater or when you don't feel like cooking

Dressing up prepared food so it's more of a meal - rather than just a boring bowl of turkey chili - makes for a satisfying, quick and easy meal.  I like to add frozen peas, scallions and cherry tomatoes.  A squeeze of lemon and it's dinner.

First, I put turkey chili that I get at Citarella in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.  A half a container of the turkey chili is enough for me - especially when I add tons of peas on top.  After I add the layer of frozen peas I microwave the chili and peas for another minute.  Since microwaves vary be sure to taste to be sure it's done to your liking.  When it's done garnish with chopped scallions and cherry tomatoes.  Squeeze some lemon juice and top with red pepper flakes and sea salt.

Do the math: a half a container of turkey chili (one container is $4.99), a package of frozen peas is under $2 and the garnish costs pennies.  Dinner for under $5 - much easier on the wallet and the waist line than burgers at Joe Allen after the show!

Easy as 1 - 2 -3

Just garnish and you're done

As you can see by the Playbill, I saw The Normal Heart on Broadway last night.  When I got home after the show, I settled down in front of the TV with my Chili and Peas, to watch The Good Wife.  Two of the actors in the play - Mark Harelik and John Benjamin Hickey - were guest stars on the show.  One of those "only in New York" moments!

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