Last night, I had this wonderful gourmet menu planned of lamb with truffle crème frauche paired with a champagne vinaigrette arugula salad. However, when I got home, I was greeted by an exhausted boyfriend half asleep on MY couch!! So I decided to postpone my decadent dinner, in order to make something quick and easy.
I placed a sauté pan on a burn and turned the heat to medium. As the burn warmed up I rummaged through my overcrowded frig. I found the Irish butter I love despite the fact it is in NO universe low fat or low calorie. I decide to put a tablespoon of this yummy creaminess in the warmed pan. Then I spotted leeks and a bell pepper. And to tell the truth, this leek was bought pre- wash, so no hasal was involved. I simple did a rough chop on the bell peppers and leeks then threw them in the pan with the melted butter. I squeeze a quarter of a lime I had left over from the night before. When the peppers and leeks were nice and wilty I tossed them with arugula. Then I pour the warmish salad on to two plates. I garnished with one Roma tomato each plate. To top it all off, I crumbed feta cheese. Ta da…dinner was serve in less then thirty minutes….So there Rachel Ray!!!!!
After, eating and tucking my boyfriend into bed, I realized my dinner was vegetarian. Go figure??? The reason I bring this up is, when I actually am trying to make dinner for a vegetarian friend, I go BLANK. I can come up with a million elaborate time consuming recipes but nothing funky and filling. Afterall, most vegetarian I know are bored of the typical house salad. But arugula with sautéed leeks and peppers topped with tomatoes and feta in a simple vinaigrette… That is unusual and so easy!!! The perfect throw together at the last minute because I forgot I invited you dish….What I am forget?