Although there is a snow/ice storm coming our way tonight/tomorrow, we could heard birds chirping outside of our kitchen window when we got home from work tonight. Sounds of Spring, in spite of the cold icy outlook for tomorrow! Someone else heard those birds too….
We finally went grocery shopping tonight & bought the obligatory milk, bread & eggs as you do on the night before a big snow…although we really needed them anyway. We needed a lot of stuff and because we are kind of picky eaters, sometimes our grocery bill gets a little steep. To curb that a little bit, I try to buy things that we like that also happen to be on sale. English Muffins, buy 1 get 2 free at the Chopper! Hello, freezer! We also eat a lot of beans, and I always buy cans. One of my coking/food bibles, Food Matters by Mark Bittman, suggests that you make a pot of dry beans at the beginning of the week and find ways to work through them throughout the week. I have never done this quite like that, but I never really used dried beans for cooking until my adventure making Hoppin’ John for New Years this year. So tonight, to save a little money and a little salt, we bought bags of dried beans. Red Lentils, Chick Peas, Canellini Beans & Black Beans.
For dinner we made a quick & easy favorite. Scrambled Veggies & Eggs w/ Turkey Sausage (Veggies First, cause there’s a lot more of those.)
Scrambled Veggies & Eggs w/ Turkey Sausage
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (this is the key ingredient to the taste we love in this recipe) with ground Italian Turkey Sausage (we had links so we cut the casing off and crumbled the meat into a frying pan.) Once the meat begins to brown, add whatever veggies you chopped up.
Tonight we used, Broccoli, Zucchini & Red Bell Peppers.
Once the meat and veggies have had a chance to cook, scrambled however many eggs you want (we usually do 4 total for the 2 of us) and pour the eggs right into the pan with the cooking meat/veggies. The eggs will cook up in about 3-5 minutes. When we do this, there are more veggies than eggs & the coconut oil adds this little touch of sweetness that’s kind of unique.
Going to watch Lisa Ling’s “Our America” on the OWN Network. Really good documentaries. Thanks again, Oprah! ;)