Monday, August 04, 2008

Tonights impromptu dinner

Thank GOD I had my prep done!
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I have been sooo lazy to go grocery shopping this week!
Tonight was the first Soccer practice for 2 of the kids and I had to get William from
football practice at 6:45... and still, I had no idea what I was making for dinner.
I hate when that happens!
It was my own fault for not going shopping!
So...
I improvised and perused my fridge and pantry.
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I found a box of cornbread mix from Trader Joes...
I already had peppers and onions chopped up,
I found 2 Hebrew National Hotdogs, a small box of cheddar cheese,
and some fresh lunchmeat.
I know... it doesn't sound too appetizing.
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So here's what I did...
I made the cornbread just like the box said...
but added a tablespoon of Flax seed meal to the combined mixture.
I saute'd up the onions and peppers I had already chopped and added 1 cup of frozen corn to it.
I seasoned it up with a little salt, pepper and some PC Southwestern Seasoning Mix.
I chopped up the hotdogs and lunchmeat and heated them up in the onion/pepper mixture.
I had Will grate some Cheddar... about 2 cups.
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I put half the cornbread mixture on the bottom of a 12x9 baking stone (with sides)
layered on the onion/hotdog/pepper/corn mixure.
Put about half the cheese over that,
put the rest of the cornbread mixture in dollops over the filling and sprinkled with left over cheese.
Baked it at 350 for 25 minutes.
My family LOVED IT!
I'm gonna call it
"Mom is too lazy to go shopping, use whatever you have in the pantry"
Casserole.
Enjoy!

1 comment:

kathyc said...

I had the same problem, but your impromptu was much better than mine! Which was frozen meatballs in BBQ sauce over white rice (I know, it's only filler) with a fresh green salad. Yours sounds much more yummy. When I was shopping last night I said, "I have to do my prep this weekend, Saundra's so right." Even though my prep is just shopping and meal planning. I haven't graduated to chopping yet. But I really felt the lack of preparation. It had been working really well the last 2 two weeks.

Thanks for all of your encouragement. It's like belonging to a special sisters' club!