Recipes have a strange way of coming to me. Sometimes, I'll think of a great addition to a sauce while I'm waiting for the train. Other times, an idea for a dish will come to me at the office, in the middle of a meeting. (I have a scribble about "asparagus and mint" from a 2011 budget meeting that I'm still deciphering.) Or when I'm traveling, I'll start thinking up menus in my head. But, the strangest is when recipes come to me while I'm sleeping.
We had a package of firm tofu that was almost past its prime and Chris mentioned that we should probably make something with it soon. I already had a bunch of meals planned for the week, and I was a bit annoyed at myself for not using the tofu earlier. So, of course last night I had a dream about the tofu. In the dream, I turned the remains of the peanut butter pretzels we had taken on our recent road trip into crumbs and coated the tofu with it, then baked it into crispy, crunchy goodness. Um, okay?
The idea for my lasagna roll-ups came to me in a dream ages ago, and everyone loves those, so, I figured, why not try another "dream recipe" and see what happens? After all, peanuts go great with protein and in curries and satays and such. And pretzels are great for coatings and crusts. So, having the peanut butter inside the pretzels would make for a great breading, right? Fingers crossed.
This dish is nothing to snore at. (Wink.)