The other day, we had some friends over for dinner. I did not have enough time to plan as it was actually a last minute decision. Nevertheless, I decided to put my cooking skills to test so that we didn’t have to buy food (I’ve been a huge money saver lately and I am so glad about how far I’ve come). Save those dimes people, you never know what comes up.
My to go to dish was spaghetti, it’s the easiest for a busy mom with a baby. Shock on me, I didn’t have all the supplies I needed. My help had already left, no choice but to dash to the market. I packed up my little one and off we went. He enjoyed the ride enough that he dozed off. It was a plus for me since, I easily put him down once I came back and was able to cook easily and faster. I knew everyone would be hungry so I speeded up the process and finished up in time. Thank God!
Vegetable stir fry is always great but this time I needed to add something meaty to satisfy the intense hunger. So I went for Chipolatas that I initially used for breakfast. Yap! I told you spags go with almost everything. For reference you can find my vegetable stir fry spaghetti recipe here.
So on top of the vegetables, I lightly fried the chipolatas, chopped them and added them to my onion and spice mix. I cooked the tomatoes separately and added them just before adding the spags to keep the moisture from spoiling my spicy goodness.
In addition, I made some delicious creamy smoothie and served some good old water melons. The setting was like a million bucks but it did not cost that much. I actually spent very little and starting to think I should change the topic to, “delicious meal on a budget” but well…
The meal turned out great everyone loved it that nothing was left over. I couldn’t be happier. Try it and give me a shout out on how it turned out. You can also use sausages in place of chipolatas or even better mix the two.