Most of us in the US are two weeks into self-isolation, and it sounds like this could go on for at least another couple of weeks, maybe as much as a month.
So I have a question: What’s for Dinner? What do you make that is quick and easy, and you almost always have all of the necessary ingredients on hand or that incorporates leftovers to avoid food waste.
Kind of like a Pantry Challenge, but you can use items out of the fridge and freezer, too. The kind of meal you throw together at the end of the week just before grocery shopping day.
The other night after a busy day outside doing yard and garden work, I threw together a taco salad that was pretty darned tasty. I heated up a package of frozen cooked ground beef adding my homemade taco seasoning mix to the ground beef, reheated a package of refried beans that I also had in the freezer in another little skillet. Then I opened a can of diced tomatoes and stirred in some of my salsa seasoning mix to make a jar of salsa, and pulled the shredded cheddar cheese and the last of the lettuce from the fridge. Lastly, I grabbed a pack of freezer guacomole.
I layered everything on a bed of chopped Romaine lettuce on our fancy china. It’s a popular pattern, that you may have seen before.
Typically I have a couple of packages of plain flour tortillas in the freezer, that I could have made toasted chips or salad bowls. All I had this time was spinach tortillas and I wasn’t too fond of them to begin with, so I skipped the tortitllas.
Sliced black olives would have been good too. And maybe topped with a dollop of sour cream.
But honestly, it was just as good without the tortilla chips and olives.
So tell me what you would put together. Remember it’s gotta be cheap, quick and easy.
Bloggers, feel free to drop a link to your super easy recipe in the comments as long as it’s along the lines of a Pantry Challenge.