Thursday, February 17, 2011

Trader Joe's Compilation Meals - Carnitas & Roasted Veggies

Last night I had a sick kiddo and Grama stopped for dinner so, quick and easy was a must, as was tasty.

I grabbed some pre-cooked Trader Joe's Carnitas and warmed them in big saucepan with some (lightly sauteed in olive oil) onion. Add yummy Trader's tomatillo salsa thinned with a bit of chicken stock and while it cooked with the lid on over a medium to low fire, slowly, I moved on to the veggies.

Chopped cauliflower, carrots,  beautiful onions and red turnips tossed with olive oil, a bit of salt and lemon juice and were popped into a 400 degree oven for a bit. For a beautiful roasted cauliflower or broccoli, I love this recipe.

Add the tortilla, creme fraiche (ok, Crema would be good, but this was in the fridge) and salsa and you have a quick, delicious and by no means expected dinner.

The grain? It's quinoa. More on that later. High protein and tasty with a little salsa sauce.

This probably deserves a recipe, but for now: Bon Appetit & Que bueno!

TJ Carnitas look like:

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