This has been one of those weeks. Work dragged, I felt like crap and I just didn’t feel like cooking at all. Today, I am feeling better, but not the best. I was tired before I even got home from work, but I still needed to get something for dinner. These are the days that everyone is tempted to just roll through the drive thru and pick something up. I wanted to do that too, but I knew I had plenty of food in the house. I decided on a quick throw together meal with things I always have around the house.
Ingredients (yes, I always have pasta and sauce. Just lucked out with the patties – don’t you keep frozen breaded veggies? lol)
A quick boil, measure out the sauce and leave that with the pasta on the stove to keep warm. The patties went into the toaster oven to bake/toast/broil. Yep – used all of that to get them finished. Why? Cause I couldn’t remember how I did it last time that got them all crispy. Still turned out pretty good. Look at all this food!! I sprinkled on some cheese cause I’m fancy like that 🙂
I did take a piece of bread and swipe up all the leftover sauce. Everyone does that, right? For all that, I only had 493 calories, 78 carbs, 14 fat and 20 protein. Not perfect – but a whole lot better than any take-out meal that isn’t a salad. And cheaper, too. From the first picture to the last, it was only 25 minutes. It probably would have been quicker if I could figure out how to cook the patties more efficiently.
I would have room for ice cream (read enough calories and fat in my range), but I can’t have it – see the not feeling well above. I have asthma that has been acting up. In addition to not breathing, I have to stay away from dairy products. So no milk, large amounts of chocolate, ice cream, yogurt, etc. Way to kick me when I’m down, nature!! jerk……