Friday, October 17, 2008

wine, meet chickpeas. and a good day to you sir!

A post-holiday fridge is usually a riot of leftovers, and this thanksgiving was no exception, and yet -- what do I have left here? Hmm... chickpeas, loads of peppers that are going wrinkly, red wine, a bag full of cut onions, mushrooms, and 1/2 eggplant. Shazam, that means ratatouille! Regardless of the amount of wild rice stuffing there is still left to eat. I'm firing up the oven now!

So I roasted the whole deal with a head of garlic and added a whole bunch of thyme, rosemary, basil and tarragon, some tomatoes, stirred stirred and THEN - oh my, like magic, it was wine-y and oven-roasted sweet and slurpily good. Go french stews. I'll be having these leftovers over hoecakes for lunch today!

8 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous mix of flavors!!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Oooh Ratatouille. Not had that for years.
And those Hoe Cakes are something else as well ain't they.
I'm making those just for the name alone (Yes I am easily amused)
Thanks for the link.

Bex said...

that looks sooooo good.

seitanismymotor said...

Ha ha, I can never deal with leftovers! This looks like a fantastic dish, I would have skippe every leftover for this!

shellyfish said...

That sounds so good. I love the depth of flavour from adding red wine to my stews, sauces, etc., but we just always drink it and never have any left over. Drat!

Jes said...

Mmm that looks so hearty and warm!

kindkitchen said...

We were thinking along the same lines today...sort of. :]

The red wine addition sounds awesome.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Now my leftovers look so lame...