Friday Food Round-Up!

Meal planning this week was fast and loose.  As in: One dinner was a pocket meal.  One dinner was a hypothetical.  One dinner was off the cuff and from the pantry.

I cannot even begin to tell you what a lifesaver having a stocked pantry is.

Monday – Ground Turkey Yakitori from Real Food with Brown Rice and Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms


Subtitle of this night: Benihana.

I had an overabundance of vegetables in the fridge and not a clue what to do.  So I thought of my favorite hibachi meals and took a page from them – I dry sauteed the sliced zucchini and mushrooms until they were cooked.  I then tossed in one tablespoon of butter and a few splashes of soy sauce.  I absolutely recommend that you do the same.

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken with 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub, Oven Fries, Sauteed Asparagus and Broccoli


When the oven is full, there is no hope of roasting vegetables.  So instead, we sauteed again.  Hot and dry, until I tossed in one tablespoon of butter, a heaping spoonful of minced garlic and a few shakes of red pepper flakes.

It was a happy meal.

Wednesday – Baked Sausage with Apples, Potatoes and Onions from Dinner: A Love Story


What I forgot: the onions.

What I added, a can of drained sauerkraut.

Marcus, who is not particularly a fan of baked fruit or kraut was a massive fan of this.  Knowing that we always (always) have chicken sausage, apples and potatoes on-hand, this meal will definitely become part of the rotation.


One response to “Friday Food Round-Up!

  1. Delish! We did broccoli roasted this week with zest and juice of one lemon and it was fantastic.

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