This monday I made a very easy and quick little dinner.
I bought a piece of lamb filet and then used whatever veggies I found in my fridge, to make a meal with it.
I don’t have a recipe for this. I just “tossed” it together. And this is how I did it:
- 1 piece Lamb filet, which I seasoned with salt, thyme and rosemary.
- 1 onion and two small potatoes, all sliced thinly, which I then started cooking in the pan, with some olive oil. BTW, I added some rosemary and salt to the potatoes too.
- Then I added the meat on top. Covered the pan with a lid, leaving it a bit open, and cooked it all together at mid heat for a little bit. Then, I lowered the heat, so that the potatoes have time to cook fully and the meat doesn’t get dry. Make sure you toss everything around once in a while, and that the meat touches the bottom of the pan.
- In the meantime, I created a salad with some fennel, butterhead lettuce, and diced red bell pepper, to add some color to the salad. For the dressing I made my house vinaigrette with extra virgin olive oil, balsamico, some seasoned salt and pepper.
Cooking the potatoes, onions and meat together with a slightly opened lid, combines all the nice aromas together. The potatoes get cooked in the juice of the meat, as well as the onions, and the meat doesn’t dry up/cook up so fast. It’s a win-win situation. 😉
With the salad you also get your veggie intake. Remember, veggies should always cover half your plate! Carbs only 1/4, and protein as well, 1/4. That in all makes any meal a healthy portioned meal.
( I know, this does definitely not look like a gourmet plate, but it is gooooood!)
And for my little picky eater I made a quite different version of this dinner….oh yes, quite different!
- I took a piece from the cooked lamb and cut it into little pieces, and added a few of the cooked potatoes as well.
- Then I cut a little bit of cucumber (his favorite veggie) and added that to the plate.
- Warmed up some of the Tomato Soup from last night (it was his wish to have that for dinner), and added some whipped cream to it.
- Finally I put some butter on a slice of nice bread (Swiss bread is just the best! Yumm!) and cut two slices of his favorite cheese.
- I put all of the “ingredients” onto the plate, and there I was and had a healthy quick meal for my kid.
With this dinner he gets several healthy options of food, and he also gets his veggies, proteins and carbs.