The first package I used was one of the chicken breasts. I needed a quick lunch for my husband and me, so I whipped up an Italian flavored "stir fry." I cut the breast up into small pieces, sauteed it with onions, and then mixed in half a bag of frozen broccoli. I seasoned it with a bit of salt and Italian herbs. Delicious! We each had a bowl and there was enough for one lunch for another day.
The next package I used was the breakfast sausage. It is not encased, so I defrosted it and made 6 sausage patties, all ready to go. For breakfast I normally eat a sausage or two strips of bacon with a couple of fried eggs. Easy and delicious. That lasted us several mornings.
I've used the two ground beef packages, or as I grew up calling it, hamburg. I usually make 5 patties from about 1 pound of meat, seasoning with only a bit of Real Salt. So for dinner, my husband and I will have two patties while my daughter will have one. For one dinner, I paired them with mixed salad greens, baked sweet potato with butter, and my daughter's favorite, the California blend of veggies from Whole Foods. The other dinner featured plantain fries as our carb source, which are extremely easy to make. Cut up a plantain into fry sticks, then fry in coconut oil and season with salt. I also had the fennel slaw from Primal Palate's Gather from a previous engagement to pair the burgers and fries with. Done! Each package is enough for one dinner for us because let's face it. We love our burgers.
Finally, for this installment anyway, I used the plain ground pork to make meatballs to go over zoodles. I love the balls recipes from Well Fed 2, but I didn't really have all the ingredients for the Porky Goodness ones, so I freehanded it a bit, as I am wont to do in the kitchen. So to the ground pork, I added salt, dried chives, about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of clove for seasoning, as well as the baking soda and cream of tarter with water as given in the book. Then I baked the balls (hehe) according to Joulwan's directions. If you have ever had the French Canadian pork spread known as gorton, that's what these smelled like. I've also made that before with my ground pork, and it is heavenly! Anyway, we had enough for the three of us, then had three leftover meatballs that my daughter gobbled up the next day.
So there you have it for this time. All of these meals are quick and easy that anyone can do, really. I hope you've enjoyed what I'm doing with my share, and stay tuned for next time!