If you are just cooking for one – like when the wife goes to visit her mom or sorority sisters or when ever you are on your own. This is a good time to either see what is hiding in the freezer or to buy some stuff to put there. Keep a few single serving frozen meals on hand for those times when you just don’t want to make a mess of the kitchen.
There is a lot you can to to boost up those frozen meals to make them a bit more appealing.
Last night I was in the mood for pasta and was not about to make it from scratch. So I grabbed a package of my favorite chicken fettuccine alfredo from the freezer. Lean Cuisine – yes that’s right, you heard me clearly. I like it, better flavor than the full fat varieties. That said please don’t think that this is the end of the story. I wanted a bit more protein and a little more richness to the dish so that I didn’t find myself “sleep eating” from the fridge five hours later.
To boost it up I found a bit of some Andouille sausage that I bought a couple weeks back and also added some fresh mozzarella cheese and sharp cheddar that I picked up this week. I finished it off with some chopped fresh chives and cracked black pepper.
A little closer …