An easy packable lunch

John brings his lunch to work with him most days of the week... I'm not sure what he would bring before I showed up, but nowadays the kid gets his lunches pretty much cooked and portioned out for him each week. (nice life right?!) Don't get me wrong I enjoy cooking and if I don't have time... well lets just say he hasn't had any the last few months since I've been too busy with everything else (moving/cleaning/packing/organizing/wedding planning) so he says I've been starving him... I ask how he managed to get along before I showed up... he likes to answer with a shrug LOL

This is an oldy but goodie recipe I use to make him all the time... problem is I never blogged about it (how did that happen!?!), and I can't find the original recipe... so I hacked it together this past week... the results... not as good as I use to make it, but still tasty... so I need to do a little more testing to get it back up to snuff but here are the basics.

Cook 1 cup of rinsed quinoa in a low sodium broth of choice (we like to use mushroom). While that's simmering away slice up some chicken kielbasa in a pan with onions and garlic and cook until brown. Toss into the quinoa and add some frozen peas. Add seasoning and red hot to taste (this is the part I need to remember better about). Toss and continue heating until peas are warmed through, add a little more mushroom broth to obtain your sauciness level :) Portion out into pyrex and you are ready for the week!

9 chews:

Quinoa rocks! I love how you can put anything in and it still comes out fabulous!

This is so similar what I pack for my husband, too! Usually chicken and some sort or rice, etc.

Jeanne said...

Wanna make me some lunch? I could go for quinoa today!

I usually just pack leftovers from the night before for my Mr..he doesn't seem to mind one bit! :-)

Mags said...

Sounds like a tasty recipe. I love quinoa. Might sub peas for the pees though....HEE!

stephchows said...

HAHHAHAH good catch Mags!! You're a good friend to call me out on it :) In all reality I'm surprised my mom didn't call me out on it!!

Jeanne of course I'll make you some lunch when you come visit!

Anonymous said...

What a great lunch idea! This is something my daughter would love too - I will make her this lunch next week!

Kat said...

I love your blog! You have such yummy looking desserts! I will have to make some of your stuff soon!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great post! I'm living with my boyfriend now and I hate that he spends $10 on food per day so I've been trying to come up with things to make for him to bring. Please share any more ideas.

P.S. I am back to blogging and I really missed your healthified sweets, can't wait to catch up!

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