Dinner in Minutes with #CardinalReady

My kids are vegetarian and picky. My hubby is pure carnivore and I am somewhere in the middle. So, it’s no surprise that I’m a bit of a short order cook!  I like meals that are fast and if there are individual portions, even better!

I was super happy to get to be a #CardinalReady tester for my blog!  The hardest part was picking which meal kit to try!  I am a sucker for Butter Chicken, but I decided to follow my man’s heart and cook the Pork Back Ribs in Barbecue Sauce!

My husband is on a special diet that requires a lot of protein each day. For my main side dish, I made a quinoa pilaf, as it is rich in protein. I always have some ‘omelette mix’ from Robert’s Boxed Meats in Kitchener in the freezer – a pre-diced red pepper, green pepper and onion blend.  I sauteed about 2 cups of onion/pepper mix, ’til the onions were cooked how I like them, then added a full package of Sobey’s Quinoa and toasted it a bit, then poured in the whole carton of Sobey’s Compliments brand Chicken Broth. Once this was nearly boiling, I covered the pot and turned the heat way down. Ignored it until everything else was ready to go.  Fluffed at the end and it was perfect.

I love that the ribs are sealed in two portions –  and that I can cook one or both.  The ribs can be baked or heated in the microwave oven.  I decided to try the microwave oven method, but then broiled them a bit in my toaster oven to help the sauce caramelize.

I opened one serving and put it on an oven safe dish. Covered it with a paper towel as per the directions and heated in the microwave oven for 8 minutes on med-high.  After it was done, I transferred the dish into my toaster oven and set it to broil for 5 minutes. It turned out beautifully!

Have you seen the no-shuck corn cooking method online? I tried it this summer and it WORKS! I put the whole ear of corn right into the microwave oven. Cooked it on high for 2 minutes, flipped it over and cooked another two minutes. Cut off the ‘bottom’ and slid the perfectly cooked corn out of the sleeve – not one silk string was left behind. Pure magic!

All that was left to do was to transfer the ribs and corn onto a serving plate, adding 2 ice cream scoops full of Quinoa Pilaf – and dinner was ready to go in less than 30 minutes!

Thank you Cardinal Ready and ListenToLena for the opportunity! The ribs were so good my husband was asking for more ribs (and in less than 10 minutes they were hot and ready)!

Hurry and claim your coupon here so you too can try #CardinalReady – enjoy!

❤ Jennpup ❤

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