Friday, December 31, 2010

Menu: Items 3 & 4

I have an incredibly lazy rotation of meals, the ingredients of which I keep on hand so I don't need to plan ahead what I'm making for dinner until right before I do.  Planning ahead is not the lazy way.  Anyway, my secret to dinner on the table, without planning, in less than 20 minutes is that all protein is pre-cooked; canned salmon, frozen shrimp, canned beans, or pre-cooked and frozen chicken/turkey/ground beef.  

#3  on my lazy menu is spaghetti.

My "Sneaky Chef" sauce:
can of carrots
"Sneaky Chef" Sauce
can of white beans
can of tomatoes
parmesan cheese


Add to any kind of pasta, cooked and drained.  This way, there is protein and 2 vegetables in the sauce.  And cheese.  So, my son, who announces "I don't eat vegetables" even to our pediatrician (thanks by the way) doesn't know it, I don't fight with him about it, etc.  There's plenty of meals with vegetables in plain sight.  I try not to argue about it EVERY night though :)

5 ingredients
5 minutes of work.  (I don't count the other 10 that the pasta is just cooking, seeing that I'm not actually doing anything)

#4 on my lazy menu is lentils.
I love lentils.  They're so easy.  So yummy.  So lazy.

I saute onion and garlic (or just add powdered onion and garlic to the pot in the next step.  yes- I'm that lazy.)

4 c water
1 c lentils,
1 c brown rice (or white)
can of carrots
Brown rice
can of tomatoes if I'm in the mood for them
Italian Seasoning (I tend to throw it into everything- 
is there a lazier way to season things?)
2 bullion packets

Simmer 20 minutes for white rice, 50 for brown rice.

If you don't count water or seasoning, that's 
5 ingredients. 
5 minutes of work.

No comments:

Post a Comment