Wednesday, September 2, 2015

If you're not scared, then you're not taking a chance. If you're not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway?

Green Bean and Potato Grilled Cheese

I'm not ready for this blog. My photography, my editing, heck even my proof reading and grammar need work. I haven't touched HTML since high school, I am impatient all the time, but I don't think any of it matters!

I'm not afraid of leaping forward and making mistakes from time to time. Did you know that it only takes one space and one apostrophe to turn imperfect into I'm perfect? I do believe that great people do things before they're ready. I never understood the point of sitting around waiting for the best time or the best place. Back end fixes are kind of my thing ;)...they make life entertaining. I have quit my job, moved across an ocean, had my heart broken, broken a few myself, and had a great deal of fun. I never keep a list of what I should want or what I should do. You won't know how great someone or something is until you try. There are those who would have you lose your sense of adventure, bravery, and curiosity. Smile and go on to dream another ridiculous dream. Your chosen tribe will certainly stick around for the ride.

Today's recipe was a childhood favorite of mine. It's a classic Indian side dish my mother would serve with daal and rice. But wait there's more! The best part about this green beans and potato side dish was what happened with the leftovers. My mother would make a pressed sandwich with a melty Kraft single. I used a special Indian sandwich press, but you can go ahead and use your trusty sauce pan (a few green beans might fall out, but that's just life :]).

Green Bean Grilled Cheese
Serves: One

2 tsp Diced Onions
1/4 tsp Garlic Ginger Paste
1 Very Small Potato Diced
1 Pinch of turmeric
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1 Pinch of Salt
10 Green Beans Diced
1 Small Tomato Diced
2 Slices of Bread
1 Slice of Cheese (I used Muenster...but don't think I wasn't tempted to go back to Kraft singles)

1. Sauté onions in one tablespoon of olive oil until translucent. I love using the diced onions from Trader Joe's, it makes cooking for one much easier.  Gone are the days you have to dice a whole onion!

2. Add the garlic ginger paste and sauté for another minute or so

3. Add the diced potatoes and cook for 10 minutes

4. Add spices, green beans, tomato, and spices. Cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes

5. This is pretty much the finished product, you can eat it now with some rice and curry should the mood strike you

6. BUT it's time to pull out this fancy little contraption...

SCHWINGGG!! That's the sound of a sword coming out of it's scabbard.

7. Fill 'er up. Top with cheese, and that last slice of bread

8. Place over an open flame until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted


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