Most weeks I cook my food for the week every Sunday. It's become a ritual and when life interferes and I have to do it on Saturday night or (gasp) not at all, it is not a pretty sight. I am spoiled with eating my own home-cooked meals for breakfast and luch at work.
This week I made two recipes, Sausage and Potato Hash with Eggs and Italian Beef and Squash with Mashed Potatoes.
Let's start with Breakfast. I bought a cheap package of Country Style Pork Sausage and decided to cook a very cheap, easy meal around it. I love my electric skillet, probably more than I should. It's so versatile!
12 oz pork sausage2 medium potatoes1 medium onion
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
3 tsp butter
Chop potato into bite size chunks
In an electric skillet or frying pan, brown sausage and 1/2 of onions then remove and set aside
Add potatoes and remaining onions to skillet, cover and cook until almost done, then turn up heat and allow to brown
In a mixing bowl, whip eggs and heavy whipping cream together creating scrambled egg mixture
Add butter to skillet, allowing it to just barely melt, then add egg mixture
Use your spatula to cook the eggs and create scrambled egg patty
When eggs are almost completely done, split into two patties and flip with spatula, then remove from heat
Cut each egg patty into 3 pieces
Place 1 cup of hash mixture into bottom of foil, then place egg patty on top,allow to cool, then freeze
My second recipe this week was the Italian Beef and Squash with Mashed Potatoes. I actually based this on our Paleo Reloaded Sweet Potato Beef Stew recipe, but didn't have sweet potatoes, so I started with a zucchini and acorn squash I found in the pantry and just kind of went from there.
32 oz beef stew meat
2 medium zucchini, cubed
1 whole acorn squash, cubed
12 oz tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
6 average potatoes, quartered
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp butter
Chop zucchini and acorn squash into bite size chunks
Put all ingredients (thru potatoes) into crock pot, stir well
Cook on low for 4-6 hours
Peel potatoes and cut into chunks
Boil in salted water until soft
Drain and return to pot
Add butter and heavy whipping cream, mix well
Once stew is done, place 1/2 cup mashed potatoes in the bottom of your foil, top with 1 cup of stew mixture. Cool and freeze.
See you next week!