You know I am not sure that I really like long weekends. They lull you into a false sense of security. You put off doing jobs because you know that you have three long days to do things in, as opposed to two, and then WHAMMO before you know it the third day is upon you and you have so much to do, how are you going to get it all done!! Then you have the old favourite day of the week "monday" which is actually Tuesday, and you are all confused. You forget which day you are really on, what sport is on today, what day is it again???
So that brings me to Tuesday.... tennis night, gym night. Home at 7'ish. What to cook - something that can be consumed relatively easily so that MasterChef can be watched (you know that is NEVER going to happen don't you??). I tried - why do they have to have a 30 minute show on Tuesday night - I barely saw the credits last night - thank god for the internet!!! Will have to catch it sometime next weekend!
What did we have for dinner last night? An all in one pot (well except for the pasta, which was actually an afterthought anyway as I was starving because I had only a banana for lunch - too busy catching up on all those jobs I missed out on during the weekend!!)
...One Pot Sausage Hot Pot
1kg extra lean beef chipolata sausages (I used the Peppercorn ones - they have hidden veggies in them!!)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves crushed garlic
400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
800g can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
1 tbs brown sugar
Real easy - brown off the sausages - you don't need to cook them right through. If you have a good non stick fry pan you wont need any oil. Put the sausages to one side.
Add a small amount of oil to the pan and add the onions and garlic. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the onion has softened. Add the beans, tomaotes, barbeque sauce and sugar. Mix well. Return the sausages to the pan. Cook on medium heat for approximately 25 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked, and the sauce has thickened.
Serve with risoni pasta and bread.
A meal that they will all eat, so easy to cook, and not much washing up!!!
So what is for Wednesday night's dinner.... always a dilemma. Will have to ponder more on that as the day goes on!!