It’s been a week of fast dinners at our house this week.
Monday I was sick, so Jerry ordered Chinese food while I stayed plastered firmly to our couch.
He also helped my parents with a few last minute projects on their house. They are officially moving on Friday!
After another stop at my parents house on Tuesday, Jer and I made a quick run to the grocery store.
I came home and threw together an easy Indian dinner.
We stopped at Trader Joe’s in New Jersey on our way home this weekend. I picked up this Masala sauce, and was excited to try it.
I sauteed onion, garlic, and red peppers, and then added a chopped potato and one cup of water.
After they simmered for a while, I added chopped chicken and the sauce.
This cooked covered for about 15 minutes. I threw in some frozen peas and dinner was ready!
(Thanks to leftover white rice from our takeout on Monday).
I really wish we lived closer to a Trader Joe’s.
I’m not generally a fan of jarred sauces, but this was pretty good and very easy.
For my taste, it could have been a little spicier, but I would definitely buy it again.
Last night’s dinner was equally as fast.
To be honest, dinner was fast because I was cranky.
I hadn’t eaten since 2pm and by the time dinner rolled around 5/6 hours later, my blood sugar was way low. I had heartburn and nothing sounded appealing for dinner. So Jerry offered to make a salad.
I took out some pizza dough and made Dough Knots. (aka my family’s version of garlic knots).
So we ate big salads with dough knots dipped in a pile of herbed ricotta cheese.
This random dinner tasted amazing to me. Jerry and I ate almost an entire pound of pizza dough.
I will be happy to share a recipe for Dough Knots soon.
Frankly, they are so special they deserve a separate post. And multiple batches.
Does anyone else love Trader Joe’s?
Rumor has it Albany and possibly Rochester are getting stores. I sense a road trip in my future…
I’m brainstorming another quick dinner for tonight. We have our first childbirth class this evening!