I've been running around like a crazy person this week. Last night I managed to rush home from an all-day retreat, cram in some work, and then churn out sixteen handmade scones-from-scratch for a meeting later that night. And I did all of this in an hour-and-a-half.
Then, naturally, once I arrived I learned that I was not, in fact, scheduled to bring the evening snacks at all.
I really could have used that valuable tidbit of time-saving information about two hours earlier.
Yes--it's been that kind of week.
During weeks like this, I admit that I find it difficult to feed those I love, including myself. Which is why I'm so glad that last week I cooked. As in I actually cooked real dinners. I say it like this because it's been awhile. The truth is that for months now we've been following the FFYS ("Fend For YourSelf")food plan. Needless to say, dehydrated potatoes from a box have become a regular staple...
Breaking the mold, though, I did manage to throw together this little ham & cheese number from the most recent Everyday Food magazine (I'd give you the recipe but I can't seem to track it down at the moment...). It starts with some basics, like rice and spinach. And then adds one of my favorite punches of flavor: smoky, golden Gruyere cheese.
After the aforementioned ingredients are mixed, the ham and onions are sauteed together in white wine. We had leftover ham from Easter Sunday, and this seemed like a perfect way to use it up!
Above is the final, cheesy, scrumptious result. Affordable, hearty, and simple to prepare--this is the kind of dish I like.
And best of all, I froze half of it for a later date. Like, say, perhaps a week when I dont' have time to make dinner because I'm churning out scones at the last minute to bring to a group a week before I'm actually supposed to bring them.
Not that that ever happens to me...