Saturday, February 10, 2007

Wing Night

I haven't had a whole lot of time home to cook lately, but did manage to whip together a tasty TV snack. I'm hooked on American Idol and am all geared up for the new season. I made Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from La Dolce Vegan & served it with pita triangles. This recipe makes 2 cups which I knew we'd never eat, so I easily halved it.

This was so easy to make & took virtually no time. We put a pretty big dent in it while watching some of the auditions.

Simon couldn't have cared less & spent his evening chewing his bone. It was stuffed with cheese & Rollover. In Simon's opinion, it's a combination that can't be beat!

Earlier this week, I was trying to catch up on some of my blogging buddies and see what everyone has been up to. (More like, what everyone has been eating!) I'm so far behind on commenting, it's shameful. My apologies to everyone. I do pop in for quick reads, but don't always have time to write comments. What with training at my new bakery job, working some extra hours at the
LCBO because everyone seems to be sick, and trying to get some decent sleep, I don't have much computer (or cooking) time. Anyway, on a stop over at Teddy's blog I saw she made this meal recently. I remembered that I still had some of those Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings in the freezer from our cross-border shopping trip and I decided to have these for dinner the other night.

Yummy! Sometimes I find them a little to hot, sometimes not, so I dip them in some plum sauce. The sweet offsets the heat.

I also made some perogies. Now these are by no means authentic and I didn't make them from scratch. These are cheater frozen ones. They have a potato and cheese filling and I cooked them up pub-style with fried onions, bacon bits & cheddar. So fatty, so delicious!

I also used up some veggies in the fridge and made a garden salad. For the dressing, I made Wolffie's Balsamic Vinegar Dressing also from La Dolce Vegan. This dressing is also a bit sweet (to combat the heat of the wings) with light maple flavour. Jim didn't much care for it, but it's one of my favorites.

You know I like my wine! I pulled out one of the few bottles of Nouveau that I have left. It's a light, fun pop-like wine that went nicely with a fun, non-fussy meal. This is one of the Italian varieties that was available this year & it was quite nice.

The auditions were as nutty as ever and the contestants have been chosen. I'll be watching (or TiVo-ing) until a winner is chosen. Anyone else hooked on this show besides me?


Ellen said...

Boy you sure make your meals attractive...mmmmmm. I've been watching American Idol too..what did you think of the "Panther" ...that was really weird! Going to be interesting who is going to be the final 12.

Anonymous said...

Your pita bread looks so thick and fluffy and delightful.

scottishvegan said...

I have to admit I love American Idol too! Although I would say my favourite part is the auditions (especially the really bad ones!) which are over now...

Shawn said...

My name is Shawn, and I'm an American Idol addict...

It's true. I used to pretend that I didn't like the tryouts because they were so bad -- but I must admit, I enjoy the horrible people too. What's wrong with me!?!?

The food looks great, an Oh! I saw my first hockey game yesterday!!!

funwithyourfood said...

What's really weird is that I have Perogies in MY freezer right now too!!
we're freezer buddies for sure. I'm glad to see you havr great taste hehe :)

bazu said...

That dip looks so good, and so healthy for a t.v. snack! I'm so excited to meet Sarah Kramer (she's doing some signings and cooking demos in NY next week.)
Simon is such a cutiepie.

jin said...

Your food looks FANTASTIC!
I was hungry when I came I'm ravenous!!!

Great blog! I'll need to come back when I have more time!

Judy said...

I've been craving hummus like mad lately, so now I will have to make some. And I haven't had perogies in forever, I may need to buy some of those too!

Tanya Kristine said...

i love simon.

your dog, not american idol.

i also love those chicken wings...i dip them in my special vegannaise sauce and teriyaki. yum!

karen said...

I have to admit, I love sarah's roasted red pepper hummus so much, we DOUBLE the recipe when we make it!!! That way I can bring half to a party and have the other half here at home. I serve it with Whole wheat sesame pita chips from trader joes. I met sarah on sat- check my blog!

KleoPatra said...


Hi Simon. Love the look as he's so intent on his chew toy.