Whoo! I'm coming down from a string of long working days--wrapping up with a fourteen-hour day on Thursday. I'm only now starting to feel like a person today after that. So now that I'm well rested and have a day off, of course I decided to make an epic shopping/couponing run! Five stores, three-and-a-half-hours, and a whole car load of good deals.
After the shopping trip, it was a bit late in the afternoon (or is 5:00 considered "prevening"?) so I decided we would have a "convenience dinner" with one of the products I got a good deal on: I prepared a Velveeta Cheesy Skillets meal (Beef Stroganoff), which I served us half of and put the other half in the freezer, and then I made a side dish out of canned asparagus spears and my Cheaty Cheese Sauce that I just invented tonight:
Jessie's Cheaty Cheese Sauce
Cheez Whiz (around 1 tbsp per person)
Heavy whipping cream
- In a small bowl, warm Cheez Whiz in microwave. (Try not to boil it over like I did.)
- Add heavy cream in small amounts, stirring after each addition, until the sauce is the desired consistency.
- Use microwave to warm sauce back up if necessary.
So, while it still doesn't feel quite the same as a meal where I prep all the produce and ingredients "from scratch", I think it's going to be a good compromise for a lot of occasions--something easy enough to do after a day of work, but where I can still feel like I have a hand in the preparation and a chance to work some of my magic on it, even if it is just a little bit.
Sometimes a little bit of magic can go a long way, right?