if you can't stand the heat...

...get out of the kitchen (in ten minutes or less)! Thanks to my SIL Patricia for telling me about a great article in Wednesdays New York Times. Titled "Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less", and also available online here, it gives a huge list of simple recipes for those times when it's too hot to cook or you just want something simple. Sounds good to me!

Here are a few that sounded especially tasty:

4. Open a can of white beans and combine with olive oil, salt, small or chopped shrimp, minced garlic and thyme leaves in a pan. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp are done; garnish with more olive oil.

13. Gazpacho: Combine one pound tomatoes cut into chunks, a cucumber peeled and cut into chunks, two or three slices stale bread torn into pieces, a quarter-cup olive oil, two tablespoons sherry vinegar and a clove of garlic in a blender with one cup water and a couple of ice cubes. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper, then serve or refrigerate, garnished with anchovies if you like, and a little more olive oil. (LOVE gazpacho!)

51. Put a stick of butter and a handful of pine nuts in a skillet. Cook over medium heat until both are brown. Toss with cooked pasta, grated Parmesan and black pepper.

I have a folder on my computer for recipes and I saved this list for future reference!


Anonymous said...

I spotted this article too - pretty amazing, right? I just wanted to let you know, in case you're not a regular NYT reader, that their articles go in the pay archive after 2 weeks (except for some popular ones that they may keep available for longer). So you might want to print it out for future reference - thanks for inadvertently reminding me to do the same!

janet said...

I did use their permalink feature for the url and they say that using it will ensure access to the article, even after it becomes part of the archive. We'll see what happens.

charlotte said...

yummy! thanks!