Saturday, June 19, 2010
Do you all ever have those nights where you run out of time to cook dinner, it's too late to go out, and everyone in you family is hungry now? Well, when I say "simple dinner", I mean reeeealy simple. Three ingredients simple. Five minutes simple. I don't think you can get simpler than that. And, it's really pretty good. So, here's what you need: 2 large cans of black beans; 1 can of sweet corn (drained); 1 small jar of mild salsa (or spice it up as much as you want). Mix it all together in a sauce pan and cook it until it's warm. Ta da! You're done. Really, you're done. Not only have you just fixed a good, filling and nutritious dinner, but you have done it in 5 minutes flat. Impressive, huh? Let's call it black bean soup or chili or "thank you Lord for the easiest dinner ever." If you're really over zealous, you can top it off with sour cream, cilantro or green onions. Throw some corn bread or ginger bread alongside it and your suddenly gourmet. (Side note - did you know you can buy half loaves of bread at Whole foods? They sit on top of the fresh bread counter and although the selection isn't huge, they are all very cheap....fyi.) So, next time you run out of time, are low on groceries or just don't have the energy to whip up something fancy, give it a try!