My favorite part of most meals is the sides. I love roasted veggies and mashed potatoes, but I don’t always have time for those kinds of dishes on weeknights. Here are two quick weeknight sides that we’ve been enjoying recently.
I love the way Applebees makes their steamed broccoli – here’s my take on their method!
Lemon Garlic Broccoli
- Fresh or Frozen Broccoli Spears
- Garlic Salt – about a 1/2 teaspoon per serving
- Lemon Juice – about 1/4 teaspoon per serving
Place broccoli in a bowl (I always use my Pampered Chef veggie steamer) and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how limp you like your broccoli. 🙂 Drain the water and toss broccoli with salt, garlic salt and lemon juice to taste. Serve immediately.
If you’ve never purchased canned whole potatoes, you have to try them! They are so inexpensive and only take a few minutes to prepare.
Buttered Parsley Potatoes
- One can whole potatoes (I buy mine at Aldi for $.59/each!)
- 1 Tablespoon Butter or Olive Oil
Drain potatoes and place in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter or olive oil and cook until heated through. I like to let them get nice and golden brown. Top with dried parsley and salt to taste. Yum!
What is your favorite weeknight side dish?