When I was growing up, my mom always used to make a dish known as “look-in-the-pan.” The basic idea behind the name was that if you asked her what was for dinner, it would be easier for her to tell you to look in the pan than describe what she was making. Look-in-the-pan almost always involved some kind of pasta, hamburger meat, spaghetti sauce, a variety of vegetables, and possibly cheese, but rarely consisted of the exact same combination as the last time. It was a popular dish in our household that we ate many times over the years.
Well, today I made a new, low-carb version of look-in-the-pan. It is much different than the kind I always ate growing up, but the name still seems appropriate. Want to know what’s in it? Look in the pan…
Just kidding! I’ll still tell you. I combined cooked spaghetti squash, cooked chicken that had been marinated in a sun-dried tomato sauce (from Trader Joe’s…not homemade), olive oil, garlic, onion, fresh basil, feta cheese, salt & pepper, and a little bit of a sun-dried tomato spread that I had in the fridge. It turned out really well, although nothing like traditional look-in-the-pan. I did especially like the flavor of the feta cheese in this dish…something to remember!
What ingredients would you use if you were making your own look-in-the-pan?