Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who knew?!

So, for tonight's dinner, the Meal Plan is Homemade Lasagna, garlic bread and Broccoli.  Since we're going to be gone this afternoon, I decided to make the sauce for the Lasagna this morning, after breakfast.  I also decided to double it, so that I could freeze half of it.  As I was starting the process, I wanted to try out my 'veggie puree' idea!  I have never pureed radishes and I have never added them to anything, but I thought it would be worth a try!  So, I got out my trusty baby food grinder (which, by the way, is an excellent product!!) and here's what I did, it's super straight forward and easy:

P1010058I chopped them up and threw them in the processor with a little bit of water.

They have the greatest purplish-hue once they are all pureed!


And, here's the finished product:


A little soupy, so I might have added a bit much water, but other than that, the consistency was great.

By now, my sauce had been simmering for awhile, so I thought I'd add the puree....I started out slow and added just a touch.  I didn't know how potent it was going to be.

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I let that little bit simmer for awhile and then I went to taste it, and I couldn't tell, at all, that any radish was in there, so what did I do???  I put the WHOLE bowl of puree in!!  I then let that simmer for about 20 minutes and went back to taste it, again.......what do you know????  You can't taste any difference!!  YES!  It worked!!


Along with my puree endeavor, I wanted to try out Michelle's idea of using my Radishes to make a simple Radish sandwich.  In her experience in France, she said they used a baguette with butter spread on it and sliced radishes.  How simple!!  I HAD to try it!!

Well, I didn't have a baguette on hand, and I'm always trying to be thrifty, so the closest thing I could find was a Wheatberry Engligh Muffin.  I decided to toast it, to make it crispier, then I slathered on the butter.  I cut the radishes very thinly and placed them on the muffin.  I then sprinkled just a touch of salt on top.

Here's what it looked like:



I gobbled this thing up in about 2 seconds and COULDN'T get my next muffin in the toaster fast enough for sandwich #2!!!!!

WHO KNEW that this simple little thing would be SO TASTY????!!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for the idea, Michelle!!!!

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