On Sundays, I try to put some food together for my husband for the week. He works two jobs which can easily mean he has zero time to buy lunch or dinner – let alone from somewhere healthy. And as he doesn’t want to spend the money he just earned on an expensive salad (I’ve got that pattern covered in spades).
When I have time, or if I have found an interesting looking recipe, I try to make something new for him. But when time is short, I have some go-to meals I put together. I’ve posted about his favorite corn salad before. And boiled eggs are always good for a snack.
In the other three bowls above is a variation of something I make all the time – grain, meat, vegetables. In this case – all from Trader Joe’s. If we’re being honest, it usually is!
Italian Sausage, frozen peppers and onions, 1/2 package of orzo. That’s it.
Take the casing off the sausage, cook it in a pan, breaking it up as you go along. The sausage will release some fat so you don’t have to worry about oil or anything of that nature. In the meantime, cook the orzo according to the packaging. I love it for this recipe because it only takes nine minutes! When the sausage is 75% cooked, add in the peppers and onions. When the orzo is done, drain it and add it to the pan with the sausage and peppers. Finished!
Some days it’s quinoa instead of orzo, most times it’s chicken breasts instead of sausage. But it’s always easy, inexpensive and tasty!
And Martha Stewart I most definitely am not!