Easy Weeknight Meal
‘Tis the season for fried green tomatoes. My boss gave me about 6-7 green tomatoes and instead of letting them ripen, I decided to bread and freeze them until I was ready to eat them. Best. Decision. Ever.
Breading consisted of equal parts bread crumbs and corn meal with a little salt and pepper. Dip in egg, dip in batter. Place on sheet pan in freezer and then place in ziplock bag when frozen.
What makes this even better? When you are ready to fry them babies up, you don’t even have to thaw them out! Place them directly in your hot oil.
I served mine on toasted sourdough bread with thinly sliced purple onions and cilantro lime mayo.
Cilantro Lime Mayo
[For two sandwiches]
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Until the next tomato fries,
We Are The Marshall’s
“When dad’s away, mom doesn’t cook.”
That’s exactly how I felt today when I got home from work. Rhett has fever, I’m just exhausted, and who really wants to cook over a hot stove for thirty minutes when it’s 100+ degrees outside? [Not this wife/mom.]
With that being said, I made hot sandwiches for dinner. Super easy, and actually really delicious. It’s delicious because I have a little secret….. After you make your sandwich how you want it, heat the skillet up on medium-high with just a dab of olive oil. Once it’s nice & hot, spread some MAYO on the OUTSIDE of one slice of your bread. Plop it wet side down in the oil and let it sizzle! It literally takes 1-2 minutes per side. Before you flip, make sure you spread mayo on the upright side. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. It gives the bread a nice creamy crust! Super YUMMY and QUICK! This mom is done for the day! Signing out before 7pm and I foresee my bed before 9pm. Happy Tuesday readers!
[Sandwich pictured above features sliced pepper jack cheese, fresh deli sourdough bread, deli honey baked ham, and mayo on the inside and out. Easy as that!]
Easy Vodka Sauce
- 1 can tomato sauce 8oz
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 heavy cream
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat tomato sauce, vodka, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in pan until bubbly.
- Add in garlic, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine completely.
- Add crushed red pepper and combine.
- Cook until heated through and cheese is completely melted and combined.
Serve with any type of pasta! We enjoy it served on top of rotini and topped with extra Parmesan!
Great week night meal made fast with little clean-up.