Just as I was walking out the door to go to the bakery this afternoon, I thought “What’s for dinner?”
We had chicken sausage and No Bull Burgers, plus a handful of freezer + pantry foods we could use. But the chicken sausage caught my attention as being perishable and therefore high priority. And what goes well in a gumbo-ish dish? RICE!
60 seconds later, rice and water were in the cooker and the timer was set for 6pm. I’m really liking this thing more than I thought I would!
Convenience food at its finest. This made me so happy when I walked in the door to smell it nearly done!
To complete the 10 minute dinner, we simmered up a tomato-based sausage dish:
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 diced chicken sausages
- 1 green pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- Southwestern seasoning
- Red pepper flakes
- Cooked together for 10 minutes until thickened and bubbly.
Served over a bed of hot sticky brown rice
And garnished with none other than the world’s best sauce: yogurt [since this meal was mildly fiesta-like!]
And a sprinkling of cayenne and smoked paprika
We are chugging along through Lost Season II. Matt has a hilarious set of impressions of the characters – I will have to record him doing them. Tonight’s episode was another game changer. I would like to know why when they have encounters they don’t ASK MORE QUESTIONS!
My other evening entertainment – Catching Fire – is also getting quite good. There was a time in my life [mostly when I was in school full time both the first and second round] where I rarely watched TV or read books because any free time was spent reading nonfiction and writing papers. At the end of every semester I would cram in some fiction before the new one began. I swore to myself once my RD was finished, I would become a reader again. And I’ve kept my word. Every day I look forward to getting in bed at night with my book.
Flying there now!