We're having a hard time adjusting to the new school year here and I've been finding myself racing about at the last minute for healthy non packaged lunch box fillers and then again for quick dinner ideas everyone will like.
When in doubt don't cook! I've been throwing things in the food processor and serving them cold as dips or on top of pasta or potatoes.
Here is the most successful one yet:
Equal parts tomatoes and green beans - basically enough to loosely fill the bowl of the food processor
2 cloves garlic
a little drizzle of olive oil - just enough to lubricate the beans
Pulse til it's all blended and a spreadable consistency
Then add a chunk of feta - about a 2 inch cube.
Pulse again til creamy.
I sent it as a dip for veggies and toast triangles at lunch.
Then we had it over penne for dinner.
I'm going to put up roasted tomatoes in the freezer and in the winter they'd work as well. It would be great with some black olives added too, but for picky kids this very simple version works even though it is blended.