I have a confession to make. Some nights, I’m too tired to really cook. Some nights, I just don’t want to. I’m sorry! I WANT to be that person who makes everything from scratch every single night, I do! But sometimes, I’m just not. That pesky day job (and the second job, the kid, the pets, the man, the house, sometimes pure laziness….) just really gets in the way.
The problem is, on those nights, I still don’t really want to get fast food or order in, either. What’s a girl to do? Well, I try to keep a few basics on hand for nights like those.
One of the challenges I deal with on a daily basis is finding meals that are hearty enough for my anything-healthy-hating boyfriend but light enough to keep me from packing on the pounds. He is a native born and bred Texan, and if he had his way, everything we eat would be deep fried, and covered in either cheese or sugar. What can I say? My California tastebuds have had a hard time adjusting.
But this recipe is one that works for everyone. Flavorful, easy and quick enough to make after work, robust enough for him and low enough calorie for me. It definitely went on the keeper list.