Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quick Beef Stroganoff

Today I was at my Dad's house cleaning out stuff with my brother and sister. I was planning on coming home and making a quick and easy Chicken Piccata. I had Rice Balls in the freezer and I picked up a head of cauliflower to roast.

I popped the cauliflower in the oven after tossing it with olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and thyme. I roasted it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, stirred it and added bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. It roasted for another 10 minutes. As for the rice balls I made a quick tomato sauce for dipping.

Now we come to the part of the prep where I start the chicken. I get all my ingredients out and get the pan ready. I unwrap the meat and I find stew meat. Crap. I am really annoyed and wondering what the heck I was going to make for dinner!!!

I plan my meals a week in advance. That way there is only one trip to the store. I looked in the fridge and the only other "quick" meal that I had on hand, other than frozen ravioli, was Quick Beef Stroganoff. Well not on hand but all the ingredients were there and I could put it together quickly.
So it really was a Quick Beef Stroganoff! Chris took care of the noodles and I pulled everything else together. And it was really good! A few extra dishes to wash but other than that it was great.

We ended up having the rice balls as an appetizer while we prepared dinner. And the cauliflower was still the vegetable. And I noticed someone seemed to be enjoying them!

Funny how things work out. And I guess we will be having  - SPOILER ALERT - Chicken Piccata on Friday night!

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