Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Great Summer Veggie Couscous Dinner Recipe

photo.JPGMade a great summer dinner tonight. Easy 5-10 minutes of cutting vegetables and quick 5-10 minutes of cooking. It is a nice meatless meal that is full of color and uses vegetables that are in season.

Ingredients (use these and add more) :
Zucchini, chopped
Yellow Squash, chopped
shredded carrots
sliced mushrooms
cherry tomatos
onions, chopped
green peppers, red peppers, chopped

I cooked the veggies in a pan on the stove, but those who know how to use a grill will do well to grill the veggies. In the pan, a pat of butter, a smatter of olive oil. Cook onions, peppers, carrots for a couple minutes, add zucchini, squash, cook another minute then add mushrooms and tomatoes.

Buy a box of couscous and follow package directions, takes 5 minutes.

Spoon the veggies over the couscous and enjoy!

My dear friend Theresa Ostendorf and her family give up "meats and sweets" on Wednesday and Fridays. She inspired me to do a meatless meal tonight. Also have been reading a great book Fatima for Today: the Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Fr. Andrew Apostoli. This book talks about the need for prayer and penance/sacrifice to bring peace to the world. So the very small sacrifice of giving up meat doesn't seem too hard with a good recipe. Now giving up those chocolate chip cookies that Bob Musselman made fresh last light.......

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