Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Raid the Frig dinner!

It was one of those days. We had a "dump" dinner. Whatever I had in the vegetable drawer, was dumped on a baking sheet and roasted. Mixed in with some pasta and some ricotta cheese. Makes a quick, easy dish. We had ours with grilled French-style sausage. The kids had theirs with meatballs from the freezer. Anything goes in a dump dinner :) This one had roasted cauliflower, grape tomatoes, shallots, garlic and white mushrooms. Reserve some pasta water to mix in to thin out the ricotta a bit.

Roasting Vegetables

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss cauliflower, shallots, garlic and whatever other vegetables you like with about 3 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast about 25 minutes or so, until lightly browned and tender, tossing them once after 15 minutes.


  1. Okay, this is a new one for me...dump dinner. I've heard of dump cake ;} Great to see you posting.

  2. Dump dinner - I will have to use that term the next time I am cleaning out the fridge! Looks good - you are lucky the family likes veggies period!

  3. Very healthy sounding dump dinner! Better than opening cans :-) like I would do lol.

  4. Carol, my dad was famous for dump dinner! And my mom didn't mind since she got the night off from cooking :-)

  5. Carol, that really sounds tasty! I have those dinners sometimes too. Thinking of you.


  6. I love roasted veggies - probably my favorite way to prepare (or dump) them LOL.

  7. Carol, what a fun post.

    Tasty Dump dinner, good descriptor for a great way to clean out the refrigerator...

    I enjoy reading the different tastes and choices of your family. Meatballs or sausage, either of these sound good to me.

  8. You should really give this a more elegant name cause it sounds like you planned it all and didn't just dump it all together on a baking sheet and then into a bowl. It sounds terrific and I wouldn't even think that you needed any meat with it - except maybe for that cutie pie, Miss Picky :)

  9. Oh yes, Annie, we need meat! I'd have the sausage..
    sounds good..
    Frigerator Frittata...sounds elegant..


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