My dad can cook several things well; he is an excellent grill master and can make a turkey "stewp" - an extra thick stew - that will knock your socks off. Beyond these cooking niches, he continues to minimize time spend cooking. He surprised my mom and I by offering to cook dinner, and what a lovely meal he whipped up! It was healthy, delicious and ready in 15 minutes.
Here is the menu:
- Sweet potatoes: poke a few holes into the skins and pop whole sweet potatoes and microwave until soft. This may take 5-10 minutes, but depends on the strength of your microwave and the size of your potatoes.
- Chicken sausages: look for a type that is lower in fat and not loaded with sodium. Slice each sausage lengthwise and cook in a skillet until well browned. We served our sausages with brown mustard.
- Tossed salad: while potatoes are microwaving and sausages and browning, toss together an assorted mixture of colorful vegetables. We added pickled beets that I had canned earlier this year and sunflower sprouts from Growing Power. Both were delicious.