Fresh is where it’s at. Y’all, listen, you don’t know what you’re missing until you eat fresh vegetables. We grew up on fresh vegetables but in college I discovered canned vegetables and frozen broccoli. Look, it was kind of hard out here for a pimppp, when you eating tilapia but really want shrimpppp! I had to make it happen, let’s face it frozen and canned vegetables are just cheaper and quicker but not better for you..
Here’s a quick meal I whipped up for the family tonight. Time is of the essence, this meal took less than an hour from start to finish. Grandma need time to wind down before bed so dinner needs to be quick and easy so I can catch up on my shows. Yes, grandma loves her shows chile!
Rib Eye Steak (3 for my family)
1lb Fresh Green Beans
Elbow Macaroni Noodles
1lb Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1lb Mozzarella Cheese
1lb Monterey Jack Cheese
1/2 cup milk
Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
Fresh Green Beans
Fresh green beans are more work but definitely worth the effort. Anything worth having is worth working for! Yes, maybe I got too deep on green beans, but that’s how passionate I am about them 😂
Prepare green beans by snapping the brown ends off and revealing the inner freshness of the vegetable. Place in sauvers, add water to the bottom of the pan and cook on low. The green beans take the longest to cook thus prepare and cook them first.
Macaroni & Cheese
Pre-heat oven for 400 degrees while beginning to boil the noodles. Fill pot halfway with water, dash of salt and oil to prevent noodles from sticking to each other. Once boiling, add 8 0z (half the box of noodles) until soft. Easy way to check, scoop a noodle with a spoon and sample for texture. Hey, I am not a fancy chef, I do things that work. 💁🏽 Don’t replace spoon back in water, because, well, that’s just nasty – unless you’re just feeding your family. They drink off your cups and always eat off you plate anyway. 😂
Strain noodles in colander then place into baking pan. Quickly add cheeses as noodles will be hot and will begin melting the cheese. Spread evenly in the pan and place in oven until ooooey gooey approximately 10 minutes.
Rib Eye Steak
Steak is best prepared when it is room temperature. If a steak is freezing cole, it won’t cook as evenly and it doesn’t absorb the seasonings as easily. Tenderize the meat Season the rib eye steak with lawless, pepper and onion powder by sprinkling the seasonings evenly on both sides. Add oil to the skillet and cook on medium high for 5 minutes on each side until dark brown crust begins to form on bottom, cook 7 minutes for medium well.
Now, place on a fancy plate and take a picture for the gram. Instagram stunting!
What are you favorite quick meals?