Friday, January 15, 2010

Fast Food

On Friday night I'm never in the mood for fussy cooking and rely on my spur-of-the-moment, creative side to come up with something quick and tasty that won't dirty a lot of pots and pans, and will make use of some of last weeks' perishables lurking in my fridge. One of my favorite quickies is flat bread grilled cheese packages. No more than 5 minutes and you're there.

Here's what I did tonight:

I took half a slice of Joseph's Lavash Bread, slathered one side with chipotle salsa, placed 3 slices of Alpine Lace Swiss cheese over the salsa, then added 2 strips of cooked turkey bacon (that I never got to use during the week). I folded the naked (empty) side of the bread over the bacon, put the flat little package into a saute pan with 1/2 T melted butter and a spritz of cooking spray and browned it over medium heat.

I grilled the sandwich for about 3 minutes per side, if that long, and that was it. Done. I sliced the package in half, garnished with additional salsa, low fat sour cream and 1/2 an avocado.

It was delish. Plus, cleanup is a quick wash of the saute pan and cutting board. Silverware and plate enjoy the dishwasher. And I'm full, and free to enjoy my evening.

The Re-Mix is fun because anything goes. 1. Start with my cheese and bacon and omit the salsa. Instead, use Dijon mustard and pickles inside. 2. I've tried lean roast beef and roasted red peppers with a slathering of boursin cheese and a slice or two of mozzarella. 3. A tuna melt is always good. I liven mine up with a layer of sriracha sauce and low fat mayo plus a cool Monterey jack slice. A few greens on the side or in the package would be nice too. And last but not least... 4. Peanut butter, Nutella. and sliced strawberries. I believe this one deserves a garnish of powdered sugar on the top. yum


Lori said...

That looks delish! (Minus the butter, of course...)

Linda said...

Thanks for your comment Lori. For the record, there is very little butter in this dish, and butter is not bad for you. As a matter of fact, butter increases the absorption of nutrients from other foods you eat.

kat said...

this looks SO good.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by kat!