When Dinner Escapes You
The heat, the need for sleep, and the general lack of pep in my step has led to my menu list from looking like this…
To a ghost town…
(Yes the last time I wrote out a menu was July…ooops…and I don’t think I even ate the meals on that menu.)
I’m a list girl through-and-through but menus have gone by the wayside. Sure I blame my busy work schedule that makes me eat out several times a week and great blogger meet ups full of coffee and meals in the car…but the truth is dinner ideas have escaped me. I have food but not a ton of time for prep. I also fear molding veggies in the fridge so I don’t have a ton of fresh veg.
I could beat myself up but instead I’m embracing my creativity. A little of this and a little of that and soon dinner is born.
Anything in my fridge, freezer and pantry are fair game for this fun game of “What’s for dinner?” Last night I grabbed a few things and ran away to the kitchen, threw them in the pan, and prayed. It worked! Perhaps I’m a better cook preparer than I thought. 🙂
This concoction included:
- 1/2 box fresh tortellini
- 2 cups veggie broth (you can make your own following Heather’s instructions…mine was boxed ::gasp::)
- 2 cups boxed Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
- 2 cups frozen string beans
- Garlic salt to taste
You might think I have a thing for the number two but honestly I am guessing because no measuring cups were involved in the creation of this meal. 😀
- Spray skillet with deep sides with olive oil. Slightly brown tortellini while tossing.
- Add 1 cup veggie broth and cover to steam tortellini.
- Get a nice facial while you remove the lid and add in the boxed soup.
- Simmer on medium-low until nice an thick.
- Add green beans and garlic salt till your heart and taste buds are content. My goal is to repel a vampire so I’m not giving measurements.
- Add remaining veggie broth and cover until beans are tender singing sweet Elvis music….okay if you hear Elvis there are other troubles…perhaps you’d like this recipe 🙂
This made three servings. Two for dinner and one for Hunni’s breakfast. Yes, he ate it for breakfast because we were out of milk. Ooops…Guess I forgot to buy it at the store.
*Confession: The pictures are from when I remade this recipe tonight for dinner I didn’t know if it would turn out the first time.*
When dinner ideas escape you just look to the panty and use your wild imagination 🙂
What is the best “throw it in the pot and pray” meal you’ve ever made?