Wednesday, October 27, 2004

One-Dish Meal: Inspired by Melody

I made a supper the other night that was inpsired by a musical piece. I don't know who composed it, but it's commonly known as "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

I say "commonly" because this version has added verses. One of them runs,

Save, save, save the wheat,
Meat and sugar too!
Corn and potatoes and rice and tomatoes
Are mighty good for you!

The last two lines sounded appealing at the moment, so I went home and made it. I'd already cooked some chicken -- threw a couple of frozen quarters in a pot and boiled it most of the morning. I cooked the rice in a rice cooker, about twenty minutes for white rice.

* Meat from two leg quarters, shredded
* About a cup and a half of rice
* Two potatoes, peeled, cubed, and boiled till tender
* Small can of corn
* Half a can of drained diced tomatoes, with a little juice
* Some celery salt, garlic, salt, and curry powder

When the rice and potatoes were done, I put them all into a skillet and heated them through. Made a great meal, and obviously the quantities are flexible!

Not good for leftovers, though. I still haven't figured out how to reheat potatoes so they taste like anything except cardboard.

-- SJ

1 comment:

Queen of Carrots said...

Is that a verse from WWII to encourage conserving food? It sounds good.

Maybe to further the melodic theme, you could season it with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.