What's you go to weeknight dinner?
By - YeeHaw4Cake
Tacos/fajitas. So easy. Yet…. So 🔥
Pasta. What goes on top of the pasta changes based on what I have on hand in the house.
My go to is diced tomatoes, garlic and onion (powdered form if I'm really lazy) basil (fresh or dried), broth add pasta and protein. Really versatile and you can easily add other things. Veggies, cream, peppers or beans.
My go to is similar. Sweat onions in olive oil, add pureed or diced canned tomatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, add some fresh basil towards the end or whatever other spices/herbs you want. I also salt to taste at this point but someone will probably mention how the sauce would come better if it was salted as it was cooking.
Tasty as is, but also super versatile. You can add chopped veggies or whatever meat/protein you want. You can also melt some butter in the sauce to give it a slightly more luxurious mouthfeel. Or you can dress up the sauce after it us on the pasta by topping with ingredients such as ricotta or grated parmesan cheese.
I don't normally have to add salt since I let the broth or stock reduce. Everyone tells me how good my food is, I'm like I just threw stuff in a pan. I feel like pasta is the easiest thing in the world that people screw up. Half of it is just salt your pasta water.
My sentiments exactly! Add lots of salt to your water. Also, just let the pasta cook until it is the texture that you like. The only way you know for certain that it has reached the texture is by testing (tasting) a piece from the pot. Some people like al dente but personally I like it a bit softer.
Instant pot roast and vegetables. 20 min/pound with seasonings and a little beef broth, then add the veggies in during the last 10 minutes.
Pasta, rice and black beans, grilled sausages and roasted veggies, butter chicken and palaak paneer, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies
butter chicken and palaak paneer for a weeknight dinner? It takes like hours to make them...
Homemade pizza. Keep the dough in the freezer and let it thaw during the day (or to be really easy, you can just use one of the pre-made discs). Top with olive oil, oregano, good canned sauce, bag of shredded mozzarella and whatever else you want. It’s way better than any frozen pizza.
French bread pizza. I can get that for $1 a loaf, not as good as homemade but quick and easy
That is a good one! Now I’m hungry for it…
Made that last night, buffalo chicken on one, pepperoni and cadian bacon on the other