I don’t know what dinner looks like at your house but usually I forget to plan it and then at the last minute I’m tossing something together from meat I forgot to defrost early enough and the kids are underfoot with craft projects (which usually involves glitter, which is a GREAT craft item… NOT a great dinner ingredient!) and 87 different things seem to require my attention all at the same moment.
I’m pretty good at whipping up main dishes in this chaotic atmosphere. And then I get it to the table to realize I forgot a side dish… Usually the vegetable! So I run to the freezer, grab a bag of peas or corn or whatever happens to be there and quickly heat it up and toss it at everyone, declaring that they must eat their veggies. Even though they probably don’t taste great.
Well, I DO sometimes remember to plan these things slightly ahead and when I do, we usually eat something delicious, like THIS gem. It was the first thing everyone finished on their plates and everyone asked for seconds. 🙂
So this isn’t an Earth shattering revelation.
Also, this recipe isn’t that unique or anything. But it is FAST. Easy. CHEAP and ready in about 5 minutes – Though it’s best if you can make it ahead and let it rest for about half an hour.
Do I need to explain? Okay…
Serves 6 hungry people as a side dish. Or one hungry momma as lunch!
Optional: If your family likes it, a drizzle of about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar with the same amount of olive oil would be DIVINE in this. And, if you have access to it, small chunks of fresh mozzarella would add that special something to make this worth bringing to a party!
I hope you enjoy!
Sandra Modersohn is a devoted wife, mother, and homeschooler. She loves great graphic design and has a passion for creating beautiful and useful printable materials for children. Little Learning Lovies where she shares her creations with the world. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and, of course, at the Little Learning Lovies Blog and Store.
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