Don’t forget that Pennywise Platter Thursday is starting up again tomorrow!And thanks to everyone for the very helpful advice yesterday. I am so thankful.
The other day I needed to make dinner and hadn’t a firm plan of action for it. Looking in my refrigerator, I found a few Italian sausages, some drumsticks and brussel sprouts. As many of you know (as you’ve mentioned it), brussel sprouts are amazing when roasted. And it was in the midst of trying to figure out how to roasted my sprouts and bake my meat at the same time when I had a lightbulb moment.
Roast them all together.
Of course! I have been experimenting with one dish meals recently, and love not only the easy clean up but also the full flavor. In this case, the meats flavor the vegetables, and the vegetables the meat. The result is a simple meal and I am all for that!
One of the best ways to save money is to use what you have on hand to make dinner. It can be creative remakes of leftovers, or the gathering of random ingredients to create a new dish. Many of the recipes on this site where created out of necessity. With dinner looming in the near future, I often threw together ingredients and discovered a favorite new dish. I think that it takes real skill to be able to use what you have on hand to make delicious meals (just think of all of those cooking shows where they make chefs combine unusual ingredients in a meal on the fly). It’s a skill I am still working on. But what a great skill to have!