It just won't stop raining. Everything is soggy and people are crabby (including yours truly). And our dogs - oh lordy they are bored! I actually like rain - I really do! I grew up where the saying was "we don't tan, we rust." But enough is enough.
This weather called for some comfort food so tonight's dinner was swiss "steak" served over whole wheat/flax seed fettucine, asparagus and caesar salad.
For the steak I used a "veggie pepper steak" I bought at the Asian market the other day. I dredged it in some seasoned flour and browned it on the stovetop. Then I put it in a baking dish, covered it with one sliced onion and a large can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning. I covered it up and baked it for an hour. I think when I was a kid we had this on egg noodles - tonight it was whole wheat pasta.
The caesar salad was a nice accompaniment. I made Dreena Burton's "Amazing Creamy Caesar Dressing" from The Everyday Vegan. It was so good - creamy and garlicky and wonderful. Another keeper Dreena - thanks!
I usually roast asparagus but tonight I just cooked it in a small amount of water until it was crisp tender then added a shot of olive oil to the pan and cooked it for a few minutes - then a generous dose of lemon and some salt and pepper. Yum.
A very resigned-to-boredom Renzo and Bella. This is what they do all day while we work!