Two New Spins on Two Old Favorites

Threw together a pretty quick dinner tonight, but it involved a couple of experiments that worked really well. First of all, we had some cooked blacked eyed peas in the fridge that Tina threw in the pressure cooker a couple days ago. I decided to use those to make some pseudo-refried beans that didn’t incorporate Mexican flavors. I caramelized a chopped onion in some olive oil, then when they were almost done I threw in some diced fresh rosemary (left over from some soup I made last week – not sure if it got captured on a receipt, but it was $1), let that cook for a bit, and then threw in the beans. Let those guys fry for a bit and served over rice – delicious.

Along with that stuff, I made some roasted some brussels sprouts using our usual method, but in the end decided they needed something more. Ended up mixing some sriracha and nayonaise together for a creamy-spicy dressing. Highly recommended.

No photos since we didn’t have time for nice presentation, but it all tasted great.


7 Comments on “Two New Spins on Two Old Favorites”

  1. Jenny says:

    Glad ya had a good dinner! I’m sure it was delicious on it’s own, but adding sriracha to anything makes it amaaazing!

  2. eric says:

    “pseudo-refried beans that didn’t incorporate Mexican flavors.” Genius!

  3. Jenny B. says:

    What a coincidence! I just made a burrito with refried black-eyed peas earlier this week. They work really well, and you don’t have to soak them.

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