I had so many titles in my head tonight, I didn’t know which one to go with…Cheap Eats Tonight, Leftovers Italian Style, Work With What You Have, Let’s Look In The Pantry, to name a few.
Here’s the back story; Sunday night we had Sausage and Pepper Subs for dinner, see previous post, https://pbenjay.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/a-simple-street-fair-supper-from-the-kitchen/. The sausage was an Italian Hot Turkey sausage and I used red, yellow and orange peppers and Vidalia onions and we bought a small loaf of Semolina Italian bread. I cooked the whole package of sausages and so there were a few leftover. At the time I didn’t have a plan as to how to use them.
I wasn’t sure that my husband would be home for dinner tonight, so I thought about how to utilize the sausages for a quick and easy meal to make for myself. Best laid plans…He stayed home and so I ventured into the kitchen to create something. Looking in the pantry and freezer, a plan came together!
I sautéed a few cloves of garlic in some olive oil and added a couple of slices of Vidalia onion. While that was cooking, I put a saucepan of water on to boil. Once it started to boil I added a cup of Farro, turned the gas down and covered the pot.
I almost always have a large bag of broccoli florets in the freezer and I tossed in a couple of handfuls and let them cook a while. Then I sliced the sausage links and put them in the skillet. Looking through the pantry I found a can of Roman Beans and decided to throw them into the mix. I usually rinse and drain all canned beans but for some reason I thought to read a possible recipe using these beans because I was unfamiliar with them – Have no idea why they were in the pantry cabinet! Well, the side of the can had a recipe for Rice and Beans and it stated that the beans should be added with their liquid so that’s what I did. Lastly, I put a few shakes of Herbes de Provence in the pan, put a cover on it and kept stirring the Farro.
When the Farro was done, I drained it and put it in one bowl and my created mix in another. Needless to say it was really tasty and I was pleased that I had created the dish. By the way, I say needless because otherwise I would never post the recipe, LOL.