Wednesday, April 15, 2009

quickie for dinner, and not the exciting kind.

My husband has a wonderful job which is fulfilling and challenging and will eventually even earn him a great salary. (eventually being a rather Key term here as we wait for news on a loan application) However, one of the downfalls to his job is a slight unpredictability of schedule. Frequently he calls and is not coming home for dinner until 6, 7, 8... and its three when he calls. So there. No kids waiting in the windows for Daddy, etc. I think I'd be able to handle it better if hubby were not the primary COOK! in the family. Those three, four o'clock calls just kill me and I spend the next hours madly (and by that I mean, angrily) trying to figure out what food we have, whether I need to pack up and drag the two children to the grocery store or whether i've got enough change in the change jar to make a fried food trip.
tonight was one of those nights .
but ! here is a recipe for the best peanut sauce ever. ever. and you can put it on pasta with all the veggies you have left in your veggie box and/or whatever meat you've got and serve it hot or cold or with a salad or whateva. tonight i was a rockstar. we had carrots with broccoli and spaghetti all slathered in a light and fantastic peanut sauce.

so here it is:
Take the time to slowly mix a
Half cup of Peanut Butter
Half cup of hot water
then add...
2 TB soy
2TB sugar
3 med garlic clove
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp cider vinegar

SERIOUSLY. EXCELLENT... my thanks go to Darcy McConnell, mother of twin three year old boys, about to finish her second year of medical residency... knows what a fast healthy meal has to be. easy, damnit, easy.