Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time ain't on my side.
It just feels like I can never catch up these days. Between working, writing, traveling, exercising, etc . . . I just don't have as much time as I would like.
I understand why so many families decide to 'outsource' their meals - after all, having to put dinner on the table is just one extra duty that many of us just don't feel is worth the time.
It's worth it. When you 'outsource' your meals, you put your health - and also your family time at risk. For those in the dating world - eat in! (Not on the first date, that's creepy).
Meals at home don't always have to be 5 star or glamorous.
Take my dinner tonight, for example. I arrived home to find a bag of frozen vegetables, some frozen shrimp, and a leftover link of andouille sausage from a weekend cookout. Some might think, "okay, so where's he going with this?"
I'll tell you where. Just follow. Oh, and for those of you keeping track, here's another 5 ingredient meal - with virtually no carbs to boot!
Quick Cajun Stir Fry
1/2 lb Large Frozen Shrimp
4 oz Andouille Sausage, sliced thin
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 16 oz Bag Frozen Stir Fry Blend Vegetables
Tony's Cajun Seasoning
Quickly thaw shrimp by rinsing them in a colander under cool running water. Peel and devein shrimp; set aside. Add the sausage to a saute pan (or wok) over high heat and cook until just browned. Add oil, followed by the shrimp and cook over high heat until the shrimp are just turning pink. Remove sausage and shrimp to a plate. Next add vegetables (and more oil if necessary) and saute until tender and slightly charred, shaking the pan on occasion, about 3 minutes. Return the sausage and shrimp to the pan until the shrimp are firm and bright pink. Season entire dish lightly with Cajun seasoning, toss, and serve.