Saturday, April 16, 2011

OMG - A post!

Wow, I'm not dead! Just lazy, apparently. Time to change that!

Quite often, weekends become leftover days. I spent most of today working in the basement, getting things cleaned up so we can do some painting. My sister-in-law is heading out this way for Roo's graduation and I would like the room where she sleeps to be nice!

So, I didn't want to spend much time in the kitchen. I did make pancakes and bacon for brunch for the two of us, during a break in the cleaning. Dinner had to be something fairly quick.

Earlier this week, I had grilled some sausage on my new grill (yay, new grill!). Had a couple left over, so I tossed them into the freezer to use this weekend.

I found a recipe online that I adjusted to fit what I had on hand. Very simple:

Olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 medium carrots, large dice
2 leftover hot Italian sausages, sliced
2 cups cooked short-grain rice
Can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and chili
Something green! I would have used fresh parsley or basil, but I was out.

Heat olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot (mine is ceramic clad cast iron). Add vegetables and cook until just this side of soft. Or softer, if you don't like your vegetables to have any crunch at all. Add sausages and rice, then add a can (or two, if you like it soupier) of Ro-Tel tomatoes. Heat through. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs if you have them.

Tomorrow - leftover steak becomes fajitas!


Kathlene said...

That looks so fresh and delicious and I love a colorful meal!

rachel neil said...

Hi, My name is Rachel:
I really love your blog, I'll be trying out your recipes in the near future.
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