Sunday, February 13, 2011

Meal Planning: I'm Fancy!

Here's the plan for meals at our house for the next two weeks.  I didn't do any power cooking this weekend, although the veggie egg bake I made for dinner was big enough to last through a few lunches and breakfasts as leftovers.  It's always nice to have a few things tucked away in the fridge for mid-week busy-ness.

Here is the recipe for the bounty rice dish and for a pizza similar to the one I have planned for Friday.  Our pizza this week will include caramelized onions... my new thing.  I'm fancy now you see... I figured out how to make caramelized onions.  Not too tricky at all I must admit.
Here's how I do it:
4-5 cups of thinly sliced onions
3-4 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine
3 tsp white wine vinegar
4 tbsp water (plus more if needed to keep the onions from browning too much)
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp sea salt
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat.  Add all ingredients and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally and adding extra water if necessary (I sometimes add another tablespoon or two) to prevent the onions from burning.  The onions should be done after about 30-40 minutes.
after 5 minutes in the pan
after 30 minutes in the pan

They have a sweet tang to them that we usually enjoy on a flatbread or pizza.  I'm sure they would also be marvelous over a steak or maybe as an appetizer in a dip like this one.


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  2. To our lovely readers. Dan.Eliot left a comment about eating healthier by incorporating beans and suggested we'd all save money. Even left a website. Unfortunately, it wasn't real or genuine. Rats, Dan.Eliot. It was so promising.

  3. Swiss chard pizza? I'm going to check my CSA box. If there's Swiss Chard today, I'm in!