Today I did something just a bit different. A neighbor is sick, and I was asked to send over a meal. It always seems easier to have a meal that needs few containers. For some reason I thought of chopped meat. And of course it must be healthy, so with vegetables.
Here's what I did:
- first I put some cloves of garlic in a pot
- then chunks of onion, cut larger than usual
- thickly sliced carrots
- pieces of squash (zucchini-type), double the size of the carrot pieces, since they take less time to cook
- soy oil and I started to sautee it all
- a can of tomatoes; actually I had been planning canned tomatoes, but there wasn't any in the pantry
- some water to thin it
While it was coming to a boil I...
- took a pound of chopped meat (actually a beef-chicken combo they sell here)
- added an egg
- and a diced onion
- some matzah meal to "hold"
By then the vegetables were boiling, so I "dropped," double-spoon method, "balls" into the stew. When I finished that I decided that it needed pepper and threw in 4 little black peppers. I stirred it a couple of times. Forty-five minutes later it smelled ready.
I'll cook up a carb, cut up a salad, and I'll bring it over later in the afternoon.