Thursday, September 16, 2010

Real Meals from the Freezer.....

Don't waste your money on one of these.....

When you can have this, for a lot cheaper and just as quickly!

The beautiful skillet you see before you (above you?) was made in about 15 minutes from freezer to table and is chock full of healthy fats, delicious veggies, whole wheat pasta and is very light on sauce. 

You want? Let's do it.

Fret on the way home that you are running low on fresh produce, protein and well everything, since you haven't been grocery shopping since Labor Day at the dreadful Wally World. 

In a stroke of genius you remember the three lonely links of mild Italian sausage chillin' in the freezer. Plus 1/2 a sad carton of mushrooms, 1/3 green pepper, 1/2 onion and some nearly wilted baby spinach. 

Go time. 

Let out the dog.  Kick of the shoes. Grab the sausage, rinse it with hot water for about 30 seconds and remove the wrapper. Set a pot of water to boil. Go change in to some lounge wear.

Cut the semi frozen sausage into bite size chunks (kitchen shears work best for this) and get them going in a hot skillet. Don't worry about the frost, they will cook just fine. Slice and dice the veggies, except for the spinach. Saute away! (in the same pan as the sausage)

Once your home skillets are done to your liking add the sauce-A la Vodka please- and bring to a simmer (I also added about a 1/4 cup of water- usually I would rinse out the jar with more vodka, but I'm all out. Tragic.). PS. The pasta should be boiling away by now. 

Add the spinach to the mix. Drain the pasta and toss. Done. For about 3 dollars? Um, thanks. Not to mention a single gal can get about 4 meals out of this.

Try it. Thank me later.

Love to all,
~ the "Wow, I can get thrifty too" gal, Jess


Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy! and most definately tons cheaper than those bagged frozen things. Though, I will admit... I have made those things many a times. I always add stuff into them though... so it ends up defeating the point! hehe.

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