Our nights are so busy so anything I can do to make it easier is what I’m about these days. Back to school time is always a stressful, busy time for us, but that’s what happens when you have a big family. I usually get through it pretty easily, but occasionally dinner gets trickier when I’m trying to do everything at once. That’s where this Easy Weeknight Sausage and Rice Dinner comes in.
Now that my teens are older, they can often get dinner started for me, sometimes actually making the whole meal. They created this Easy Weeknight Sausage and Rice Dinner and I couldn’t be prouder or happier! (foodies in the making!)
Teenagers cook for me!
This Easy Weeknight Sausage and Rice Dinner was created by two of my teens at home one night trying to help us get dinner on the table so we could be somewhere else in an hour. It really was super easy. The pulled together a bunch of ingredients they thought tasted good together and went to work.
They simply sauteed chopped onions, diced tomatoes, bacon and garlic together in a pan. Sliced Kielbasa Sausage and added it to the pan too. Never to stay away from bacon, they tossed in some cut up bacon.They made up some instant rice, chopped up some herbs and mixed it all together with some white creamy mozzarella pasta sauce. To serve, they simply started with a layer of the rice on a plate. Then they topped it with the sauteed sausage, bacon and veggies. Top it all with a sprinkled of shredded cheese and some avocado slices and you have one heck of a meal!
In fact to quote Doug, “this is honestly one of the best meals I have had in a long while!” So I guess my meat and potato guy, really does love a dish that’s easy, as well as hearty with sausage and bacon, because… well, bacon. This Easy Weeknight Sausage and Rice Dinner was a hit with the whole family!
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Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
Her motto in life: Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots. Always, always laugh lots.