Sometimes, dinner is just a matter of putting things together. Tonight I had a package of beef sausage, already cooked. I had leftover baked potatoes from the other night. I had a jar of applesauce. And I had broccoli. The broccoli is about the only thing I would consider “cooked” (even if I just steamed it) yet this was a great dinner.
I chopped up the leftover baked potatoes, which I cooked ahead of time with this end in mind, and started them sauteing in a mix of butter and olive oil. If you want more flavor, use some leftover bacon fat instead. (I know it’s horribly bad for you, but I always have a can filled with bacon grease in the fridge. Just a smidgmen lends a healthy amount of flavor to nearly any recipe, from cornbread to greens to fried potatoes.)
I sliced up the sausage and heated it up in a frying pan.
The broccoli I put in a covered microwavable dish and added a bit of water. When we were within 5 minutes of eating, I started it cooking.
Sausage, fried potatoes, broccoli, and applesauce. Pretty good for a thrown together dinner. And if you kept a pound of sausage in the freezer, you could surely throw together dinner quicker and cheaper than take out!