This week, we've been mostly living off of all the leftovers from the food I cooked for our weekend with friends, but I did have to make a few things to supplement. I roasted a chicken, which we've enjoyed for lunch and dinner, and I made up a new broccoli dish to go with it.
Disclaimer: we almost never eat frozen vegetables. I usually feel like they taste floppy and bland compared to fresh and can't bring myself to cook them.
But I totally loved this broccoli dish. I threw in several favorite flavors and some nuts (for crunch) and I found myself thinking that frozen veggies aren't that bad after all.
Garlic Broccoli with Cashews (serves 2-3)
Heat 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2-3 cloves chopped garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add 8 oz. thawed frozen broccoli to the skillet- thawed frozen broccoli sounds confusing, but you know what I mean, right?
Stir to coat broccoli with oil and garlic and cook over medium low heat 6-8 minutes until broccoli is heated through.
Chop 2 Tbsp. cashews and sprinkle on top of broccoli. Crumble goat cheese on top as well and serve.
The garlic and cashews remind me of Chinese food and I love the balance of salty and sweet. I think that this dish is best eaten right after you cook it, so I made just enough for the two of us each night. But, as you can see, it takes about 10 minutes total, so it's a very easy thing to whip up.
Do you have exciting plans for the weekend? We're sourcing fabric for more bow ties and hoping to enjoy some warm weather!