Dabbling in Food Prep
Live gets busy. People are busy and usually have limited amount of time to prepare a decent or healthful meal.
Recently I have decided to try my hand at family food prepping. It seemed like a logical way to have ready to go meals without breaking the bank. So, I researched and made a list of at least ten different meals that would take little to no time to get together and cook. This does include crockpot meals because how easy is it to throw something in the crock and let it cook while you are at work?? With my list started, I intend to add more variety down the road, I cherry picked a few recipes to start with and planned my trip to the store.
I did not purchase these containers right away, but I am glad I did. There are packs of 10-20 available, but I figured if it is just for two of us, then 10 is plenty. With 3 recipes in mind and getting a few other items for snacks and breakfast food my grocery bill was less than $70 for two weeks! Yay! Ready to get cooking?
As will every meal we make, we always add some heat. So for my first meal I made a sheet pan Greek chicken. Simple ingredients and easy prep that took less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Doesn't this look delicious?! I did have some extra Italian sausage that needed cooked so I just threw that in there since you can never have too much meat. Before popping this in the oven I did sprinkle some of our home grown Red Savina on top. Looking back, I could have added more, the brief dusting I applied did not add as much heat or flavor as I would have liked, but overall the dish was fantastic.
After letting the dish cool I portioned this into 4 containers, paired with quick cooking rice and a garnish of feta cheese. There you go! Four meals ready in less than 45 minutes!
The other meals I made that weekend included a low carb Philly Cheesesteak dish and Sriracha meatballs with asian noodles and vegetables. We did not use Sriracha, but our own homemade hot sauce mixed with honey and it was too delicious not to finish!
I hope this gives you an idea of how we use our peppers and seasonings at home. Mix and match flavors, try something new and the flavor just might surprise you!
We will be doing a Thanksgiving blog of our own little feast. I will have more pictures and details on how you can turn the basics of the holiday dinner into something sexy and sizzling! Food porn? We shall see...
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