Well, today I started two weeks at Baptist Hospital. It's kind of an interesting situation because, as one of my classmates said, we are redundant. Basically, nothing we write on the charts matters. The residents still have to write morning progress notes, even if it says the same thing we say. After rounds in the morning we either have class, go with a patient to a procedure, or sit around until 1 pm, when we can go into the lounge and eat lunch (the doctors don't want students taking their seats!). After that we might have class again, but the only other thing we have to do is write an afternoon note. So, it will be different but good. Just like my hair! I got it cut this Saturday. It used to look like this from behind....now it looks like this I have a 8-10 inch pony tail sitting on my dresser, ready to mail to Pantene to be used in a wig. I hope someone enjoys it! What else is new? This dish I tried from Cooking Light! It really is a summer dish, but hey, I had squash and wanted to try the dish. I haven't had couscous is forever and wanted to try something with it. Using chicken broth to make the couscous gave this an almost dressing-like flavor! SO GOOD! I'm probably going to try this again but put in more veggies to bulk it up some. I highly recommend this AND the other dishes that you will find at Sweetnicks' ARF Tuesday. Be watching for another dish using couscous...I plan on stuffed peppers! NOTE: This can easily be vegetarian if you use vegetable broth instead of chiken.Baked Couscous with Summer Squash and Herbs from Cooking Light July 2005
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
2 cups sliced yellow squash (about 2 small)
1/2 cup chopped onions (a change)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1tT prepared minced garlic (on 1 fresh clove minced)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded fontina cheese (I used Mexican)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400°. Bring 1 cup chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in uncooked couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add squash, onions, basil, oregano, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until squash is tender. Set aside.
Combine fontina and Parmigiano-Reggiano; set aside. Combine couscous, squash mixture, and half of cheese mixture in a large bowl; stir in remaining chicken broth, egg substitute, salt, and pepper. Spoon mixture into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Top with remaining cheese mixture. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
You can use this as a side dish or large portions for a main dish served with a salad and fresh fruit.