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