...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!