Tuesday, August 16, 2011

10 Minute Dinner

The hubby is still recovering from surgery and I am exhausted after a day of shopping for school supplies (where did the summer go by the way?). After organizing supplies and dividing them between the kids, I turn around and three pair of eyes are staring at me...hungrily. Dinnertime!!

Don't you hate those days that dinner time comes around and you realize you haven't planned properly. Whether your missing a key ingredient and now that chicken cacciatore is going to be regular baked chicken instead, or you planned a lovely lasagna, but the crew is hungry now and will not wait an hour, even for your famous lasagna.

So, on these nights I am very grateful for the fully-cooked ham steak. In ten minutes I had steamed peas, red potatoes in a chive butter sauce that comes in a steamable package (this isn't cheating, this is survival)and a tasty fried ham steak. The steak is too easy to prepare. Just drizzle about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and fry until it is the desired color.

No kidding a ten minute meal.....some days are just like that