Quick Microwave Quesadilla
Place one tortilla on a plate, sprinkle shredded cheese add (chicken, beans etc).
Place another tortilla on top.
Microwave for about 15 seconds and check; add time as needed.
Sausage & Peppers
Sausage of your choice (1 pack works well for family of 4)
Slice 1-2 bell peppers and 1-2 onions depending on the “like” factor in your house.
Place sausage on bed of onions and peppers. Use an oven safe grill pan (if you have) OR a sheet pan if you don’t. Roast in oven at 400 for about 30 minutes; or based on package specifications.
I love using a variety of color here–orange and yellow peppers, red onion gives this dish a ton of visual appeal.
Dress to Impress
This dish is a classic. If the ’80s can be considered a classic, which they can.
This hits all the right notes for a special fall meal. Added bonus is the aroma of the roast chicken in the house.
Here’s the link to the recipe but I HIGHLY recommend the book. My mom gave me her copy about 15 years ago, when I started to get more into cooking, and I often reach for it. This truly has stood the test of time.
Pots & Pans: 1
Prep Time: About 5
Total Time: Under 15 minutes
Shortcuts, cans, microwave! These are the staples for these meals
Pots & Pans: 2-3
Prep Time: Under 20
Total: About 30 minutes
Some of these freeze very well; allowing you to get 2-3 dinners with one effort.
Pots & Pans: 3+
Prep Time: About 45; but sometimes less
Total: An hour or more (many hands off)
Notes: Yes, these take time but are worth the effort.