Quick Dinners for Two

With Hubby out of town for a couple of nights, it was just the little one and myself at home for dinner.  Because we tend to play outside until late, and I procrastinate about planning the meal when it’s just the two of us, I had to come up with some quick and easy dinners.

Dinner one night was sauteed shrimp, green peas with bacon, and leftover classic deviled eggs.

SAUTEED SHRIMP

Saute one pound of raw shrimp in olive oil, garlic, and lime zest.  I bought the shrimp frozen from Target already deveined and tails removed.  The whole 1 pound bag was under $6, making this an economical meal as well.  You could saute it in any kind of spice you like but this combo is pretty mild.  I have to say my five year old didn’t care for it much, although she did eat what was on her plate.  She usually loves shrimp, and I thought it was delicious.

Another quick dinner was made with frozen grilled chicken breasts.  I cooked them in the microwave and topped them with Everyday Paleo’s Avocado Salsa.  The dish was completed with a side of Peas and Bacon and half a baked sweet potato.  I cooked the potato in the microwave, wrapped in wax paper for about four minutes, sliced, and added a little butter.

AVOCADO SALSA

Avocado Salsa

4 avocados, diced

3 roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onions, minced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and serve on top of your steaks, chicken, etc.

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