Grandmother (on phone): How is everything with your lovely wife?
Me: Good. She's keeping busy with school and work. By the way, she loves your broccoli cheese puff recipe.
Grandmother: Does she?! Oh, you know, while I'm thinking of it...
Me: (Expecting a pearl of wisdom.) Yeah?
Grandmother: If you ever want a quick lunch, put some broccoli and cheese in a pita—you know, inside the pocket—and stick it in the microwave. Just for a quick lunch.
Me: (Confused.) Uh... thanks. Sounds good.
Grandmother: Of course, usually I use only a little broccoli and a whole lot of cheese...
Me: (Looking at the time.) Whoops! Gotta go. Love ya!
Well, it didn't really happen that way, but the idea for this lunch did come from my dear grandmother, a woman who always puts too much food on the table for family gatherings. This dish can handle all sorts of variety; feel free to substitute and experiment.
Cheesy Veggie Pitas
Serves 2. 15 min. prep time. 10-15 min. cook time.
|I mixed in a bowl, but|
mixing in the pan makes
Or microwave everything. (I'm not much of a microwave person, but here is my guess on what to do.) Mix the uncooked veggies, cheese, salt, and pepper together, and stuff the pitas as before. Toss in the microwave and zap until the cheese is melty, maybe 1-2 minutes. Your pitas may come out soggy—don't despair! Toast for 1-2 minutes to counteract.
If you use precooked veggies (leftovers, etc.), you can mix them with the cheese, salt, and pepper, stuff the pitas, and stick in a toaster oven for 3-5 minutes.
Speed-the-Plow is a play by David Mamet. Premiered at the Royale Theatre in New York City on 3 May 1988, presented by the Lincoln Center Theatre, and featuring Madonna among the cast.