Not everything has to be from scratch, not everything has to be a full course meal every time.
Yup, that’s what I try to tell myself on a regular basis.
Don’t get me wrong, we have mac and cheese with hot dogs at our house too.
Next time we do, I’ll take a photo and post it.
I actually LOVE mac and cheese and hot dogs, and it has to be the kind of mac and cheese out of a box.
With the powdered cheese sauce.
But, I digress.
With busy schedules that are never the same and with holidays and birthdays mixed in there, sometimes I just need something quick and easy to make for dinner.
Last week’s dinner was one of those nights. I had to leave right after dinner for Girl Scouts and while I was cooking dinner I was helping whoever needed it, with homework too. This ended up also being the night that my daughter accidentally fell on the stairs while trying to jump up and touch the door jamb, hitting her head instead and knocking herself out, with a slice of pepperoni in her mouth.
It was a crazy night.
But again, I digress.
My cousin had given me a package of Knorr Garlic and Herb sauce that she’d tried, when I was at her house last. She’d had it over veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) and she thought I’d like it.
I was going to make it over a veggie to go with our meal last week, tortellini, when I realized that on the front of the package itself it showed the sauce over tortellini, so I decided to try that. I chose asparagus for my veggie and had a fast and easy, complete, relatively healthy meal in a matter of a few minutes.
My kids all liked it, so I’d make it again for sure.
So today’s post isn’t a recipe exactly, it’s more a product review I guess, or a meal suggestion. The recipe for the sauce is contained on the back side of the packet of sauce. Give it a try and see what you think.
And tell me: what is your best shortcut meal idea?