Wednesday, August 3, 2011

meals this week

Danny started a new job this week, we finally bought him a car, and it just felt like we've been starting several new things lately. On the same note, I wanted to make it a point to cook at home every night this week (something we rarely do anymore).
I have to be intentional about it - as in go to the grocery store on Sunday and stock up. We don't have ingredients lying around the house so we can't just throw something together. Before we went to the store yesterday, all our refridgerator had in it was ketchup. Sunday night started the week off with grilling burgers. Danny uses Tony's seasoning on almost everything he grills.
I looove grilling out during the summer!
Danny prepared the burgers for the grill with Worscheshire, garlic and onion.
We baked some fries in the oven...
....and had a yummy meal in less than 30 minutes!
On Monday night we made homemade pizza! Pizza is literally my favorite food - I LOVE it! Last night I cooked jambalaya casserole.
 I got the recipe online and it was delicious, but took me an hour to prepare everything (I'm so slow at chopping), then 45 minutes in the oven. But it was so worth it! Here is the recipe:

Jambalaya Casserole

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced and cooked
  • 1 link fully cooked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can Rotel, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, saute the onions, green peppers, celery and garlic in EVOO until crisp-tender. Remove veggies and place in a very large bowl. Cook sausage in same skillet. Transfer sausage to bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring twice. Delicious! You will have plenty of food - lots of leftovers!


Jill said...

The burgers look yummm! Congrats on the new job and car! :)

Kaitlin Godfrey said...

YUM. Now I am hungry. We are like that too...I am just getting to the point where I only have to buy a few ingredients at the store. I wish I knew how to just "pull something together with what I have" in the kitchen!!

Lil' Woman said...

Yummmmm those look delish! :)