Monday, March 15, 2010

Inspiration...But No Proof

So I found inspiration yesterday- I flipped through Bryanna Clark Grogan's Nonna's Italian Kitchen and Jae Steele's Get It Ripe and was ready for something different.  I'm glad I prepped nearly everything for tonight's dinner in advance, because I didn't count on waking up and feeling really crappy.  After spending most (all) of the day on the couch, it was a relief to have dinner practically already made.  Otherwise it would have been a pizza night for sure.

Here's what I did yesterday:

  • I marinated some tofu overnight in wine, tomato paste, garlic and Italian herbs.  
  • I cut the broccoli and mixed up a lemon, Earth Balance and salt sauce.
  • I mixed up the "No-fredo" sauce for the pasta (I added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it- Thought it was a bit thin prepared according to the recipe).

So tonight all that was left was:

  • Put the tofu in the oven to bake.
  • Steam the broccoli over the boiling water for the pasta, cook the pasta.
  • Heat the sauce.
  • Pour lemon-butter sauce on broccoli and no-fredo sauce on pasta.  
  • Serve.

Super easy!  I didn't even have to get out my cutting board.  I wish I had photos, but after this little bit of off-the-couch-effort, I was pretty beat.  The kids kept saying, "Are you sure you don't want to take a picture of this?"   I think another night of rest and I'll be back in business.


radioactivegan said...

that sounds great. it's rare to find dinners that can be prepared so much in advance. thanks for sharing! hope you feel better tomorrow.

Anardana said...

Marinated tofu is so easy and so delicous (because it can be marinated in whatever you think is delicious!)! More people should try it.