Sunday, September 9, 2007

Beanies and Weenies

At the behest of the kids, we had beans and hotdogs for lunch. We also thew in some leftover veggie soup. And, as you can see, they don't really photgraph well. For the beans, I cut up some Yves Veggie Dogs and fried them in a bit of oil in a cast iron pan (seems to me like you need to make beans in cast iron). Then I added ye olde Heinz canned beans (sans pork variety, of course) and brought to a bubble. For the adults, I garnished with some chopped onion and ketchup (Ooh! Fancy!).

The veggie soup is my wife's standard--a great way to get lots of veggies into the kids and clean out the fridge at the same time. Sautee some onions and celery in oil, and add whatever you want (potatoes, corn, peas, peppers, etc.) Add water and boil until veggies are soft. Add alphabet pasta and canned beans and cook until pasta is soft. Add spaghetti sauce for flavour and colour, and season with salt and pepper.
For afters we had some leftover peach upsidedown cake from FatFree Vegan. Delicious!