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tv dinner tuesdays

August 22, 2012

homemade tv dinner

Because doesn’t everyone have a set of red cafeteria trays lying around?

homemade tv dinner

Last night’s homemade tv dinner included salisbury steak (made with turkey burgers), salad with tomatoes from our garden, organic (frozen) corn, and organic cauliflower mash. I don’t know what is so appealing about putting food in tiny little compartments, but I’ve been pretty obsessed with the idea even as a kid (airline food, bentos, cafeteria trays). Maybe this will be a new Tuesday tradition?

Lazy salisbury steak recipe (sauce adapted from this recipe):
4 hamburger or turkey patties (pre-formed if you’re lazy like me)
1 can of campbells french onion soup
1 T of flour
1/4 c of ketchup
1-3 t of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t of mustard powder
1/4 c of water
pepper to taste

1. Sear the patties in a pan until browned on all sides
2. Mix the flour with the can of soup until the flour has dissolved. Add the remaining sauce ingredients to taste.
3. Add the sauce to the patties, cover and simmer for 20 min on med. high heat. If cooking turkey burgers, the time may be shorter, so check periodically.
4. While the patties are cooking, sautee onions and mushrooms in a separate pan.
5. After 20 min, remove patties and cover with sauce and sauteed mushrooms and onions.

Cauliflower mash
1 large cauliflower
milk and butter to taste

1. Wash and cut cauliflower into segments. It’s ok to leave some of the stems since it will be pureed anyway.
2. Steam cauliflower until soft
3. Place cauliflower in blender or food processor and puree with milk, margarine, and salt and pepper to taste. Go easy on the milk initially, or you will get watery mash.

More inspiration:
A blog I have loved for years
My friend makes the most gourmet bentos

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