Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vegetable Korma, a la Trader Joe's

After a few days "off", both Jack and I began working on our front porch project again yesterday. At the end of 7 hours, we had scraped, cleaned, caulked, repaired, and primed 2 windows and the decorative railings and columns. Once more, I could barely move enough to take a shower before dinner, my shoulders and back hurt so much. But the front porch is beginning to look nice! ;)

Our dinner, Vegetable Korma, was (mostly) courtesy of Trader Joe's.

After the shower I started to steam basmati rice, then I sat at the kitchen table and chopped a bunch of vegetables. I had bits and pieces of yellow squash, green beans, cauliflower, carrots, and red and green bell peppers in the refrigerator veggie bin. I sauteed some chopped onion and russet potato for a few minutes, then added everything else, sauteed for a couple of minutes, then added Trader Joe's Korma Simmer Sauce. This all cooked for 20 minutes, and I served it over the rice, garnished with sliced toasted almonds (TJ's brand, 0f course!).

Add some of TJ's tandoori nann (crisped on the grill), a glass of pinot nior, and a wonderfully soothing, satisfying, meal is our reward for hard labors.

One of the easiest yet tastiest dinners I have ever made. I am so happy that I discovered these "simmer sauces"! Otherwise, dinner would have been packaged, bright orange, mac & cheese. Well, probably not, that was our lunch. :)

During these last few nice days, meals are taking a back burner to house restoration projects. I hope to get back on my usual course soon.