Crazy Memorial Day Weekend Plans? Need a last minute, *easy* dinner idea if you’re having family or friends over? I got you girl!
I shared this recipe a few weeks ago in my stories on Instagram and had a lot of requests to reshare it, so here it is! It was one of those “It’s 4:45, I didn’t prep anything during nap time, what should I make” late afternoons that this flavorful and easy meal came to fruition! I was mildly impressed with myself, not gonna lie. It doesn’t always end up that way, so when it does, I call that a mom win!
w h a t y o u n e e d . . .
- Costco’s frozen stir fry bag (this wasn’t a stir fry dinner, but the veggies in here work well in pastas I’ve made and other dishes like this one, I just pick out the veggies from the mix I want in my dish! I just filled my large skillet with the frozen veggies, didn’t measure it out!
- Trader Joe’s Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage (1 packet)
- Spinach (a few handfuls, chopped)
- Heavy Whipping Cream (2-3 tbsp)
- Avocado oil or butter (for sautéing frozen veggies in pan)
w h a t t o d o . . .
- In a large skillet on medium heat, add a splash of avocado oil or 1 tbsp butter, then add in frozen stir fry veggies. For this dish, I omitted the water chestnuts that are in this mix.
- Begin to heat frozen veggies- TIP: add in about 1/3 cup water and cover your veggies to cook the veggies faster. Stir periodically for about 2 minutes.
- While veggies are starting to cook, dice chicken sausage into quarter-size pieces and chop spinach, then fold both in to frozen veggies.
- Cook covered for 2 minutes, then uncover pan. When you do this, you will allow the water to evaporate from earlier and your chicken sausage/veggies will start to brown/get slightly charred. I love doing this (very moderately), because the final step to this gives water is in your pan a nice flavoring!
- After your meat and veggies have started to brown and get crispy in the pan, I add in a little more water to the pan, allowing that crispy, browned chicken sausage to soak up and get nice and juicy.
- Last, add a 1/3 cup or so (I just eye-balled it) of heavy whipping cream to give this dish a nice creamy broth to it… oh this part changed the dish immediately! It made it so tasty!
- Simmer together another minute or two, then serve immediately!
That’s it! Seriously. So quick. So easy. Delicious, and toddler-approved (at least my toddler enjoyed in… Tommy did too in small portions!) 🙂
OPTIONAL: Boil your favorite noodles and put this over noodles, zoodles, or even a quinoa/rice mix would be great with this too! I’m going to make this tonight for my mom and dad who are visiting us over the long weekend!
Try this out, and let me know how you and your family liked it (or didn’t, haha!). If you try it be sure to tag me in your stories or send me a message! I always love when you guys share with me!
Happy Friday and have a wonderful long weekend, celebrating Memorial Day! I am very thankful for the freedom we are blessed to enjoy by those who have sacrificed much for our sake. This reminder points me to the greatest freedom found in the redeeming work of Jesus on the cross, where He died for my sin, for my sake, so that I could have eternal life and live in freedom from my sin until that day!
So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” 22 So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” 23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” 25 So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26 I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.” 27 They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. 28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. 29 And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” 30 As he was saying these things, many believed in him.
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave[b] to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8: 21-36