Do you ever have those days where you forgot to take out something for dinner? Or a day that you are too tired or busy to cook and you need something quick and easy? I’m sure we’ve all had those days from time to time.
I make it a point to always keep things on hand in my pantry or fridge that will allow me to whip up a quick meal for my family. For example, tonight we’re having lentils which is just two cans of lentil soup, pasta and a jar of spaghetti sauce mixed together. It might not sound like much but it’s tasty and filling and takes just a few minutes to make. Making the pasta takes the longest. The rest is just takes minutes.
Last week I whipped up peppers, onions and eggs. Basically it’s scrambled eggs with peppers and onions that we eat on hamburger rolls. Sometimes I pair it off with some baked French fries or potato tots. It’s essentially quick and easy, the only time consuming part is washing the peppers and cutting them up, as well as cutting up an onion. That is the only downside to other wise yummy meal.
Lately our local grocery store has not had an impressive product section. The peppers are either tiny or just don’t look good.
Thankfully Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready came to my rescue. I keep an assortment of Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready bags in my freezer. I happened to have a bag of tri-color peppers (green, red and yellow) and onions. All I needed to do was warm the vegetables up in a large frying pan. Once they were warmed up I poured in the eggs and within minutes I had scrambled eggs with peppers and onions ready to serve my family.
I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture of the sandwiches we made with the egg, peppers and onions. We were all starving and just had to eat.
This is not the first time Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready has come to the rescue. As I mentioned our local grocery store’s product section has not been looking too good lately and there is not much left at the local farmer’s market except seasonal products. Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready blends are made with fresh veggies that can be warmed up in minutes or tossed into any recipe.
The same Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready blend I used with the scrambled eggs could be used to whip up fajitas, breakfast burritos or stir fry.
There are several different blends/varieties available including;
- Tri Color Pepper & Onion
- Broccoli Stir Fry
- Grilling Blend
- Sliced Zucchini
- Chopped Seasoning Blend
- Chopped Green Peppers & Onions
- Chopped Onions
- Chopped Onions & Garlic
- Chopped Celery
They range in price from around $1.59 – $2.59. When you think about how much the actual vegetables would cost you from the grocery store, not to mention the time it takes to wash, cut and prepare the vegetables, the Recipe Ready blends are a better choice. All the prep work has been done for you. I’m all for not having to cut up smelly onions or wash and cut up peppers (those pepper seeds get all over the place!).
Recipe Ready blends go great with chicken, beef, turkey, eggs, meatloaf and even mixed in with salad (you’ll need to let them thaw out first). The possibilities are literally endless.
Have you tried Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready yet? Do you have a favorite? What recipes would you use the blends with? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
*I have partnered with Bird’s Eye on this post however the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.