We’ve all been there before.
The fridge is near-empty (really should have done that grocery run).
The freezer is full of food you don’t have time to thaw (here’s where planning ahead comes in handy).
And… it’s dinnertime. (D’oh.)
Normally, I’d be reaching for a dial-a-dinner takeout menu in a flash, but last night, I decided it was time to get creative. On hand: an onion, a red pepper, garlic, frozen mini Italian sausages, and the cure for drab dinners: Club House Flavourful Recipe Mixes. The little flavour packets contain a medley of complementary dried herbs and spices, with no trans fat, artificial colours or flavours and no added MSG. They’re all you need to throw together a quick meal with maximum flavour! For tonight’s occasion? I thought the Lemon Thyme Pork Flavourful Recipe Mix would highlight the flavour of the mini sausages perfectly.
Here’s what I did: I sautéed the onion, red pepper and garlic in a little olive oil until just softened. Then, I threw in the frozen mini sausages – they were fully cooked, so just needed reheating. Finally, just as the sausages started to warm through, I added about two teaspoonfuls of the Club House Flavourful Recipe Mix. The citrus notes gave just the right amount of bright, savoury flavour, and the rest of the herbs cooked down with the onions and peppers to create an Italian-inspired saucy mixture….