Something I have been working on lately is coming up with more nutritious, and delicious, meals that I can throw together in a hurry. Dinner preparations often feel rushed for me; either because I start preparing too late (most likely cause), or because we have an activity we have to get to. I really don’t like having to turn to pre-packaged meals very often, so this is sometimes a challenge for me. However, I get super excited when I am able to accomplish the task, and have it look and taste good! I have discovered an awesome product that can help you flavor up meat, pastas, veggies, etc., in a hurry, and make them taste very homemade and flavorful. Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starters are made up of butter, olive oil, and herbs. These can really cut down the steps you need to take to season up a meal, because they are all in one little cube! Each box comes with 6 cubes, and you can purchase 5 different flavors in the dairy aisle of your grocery store. My Walmart only had two flavors in stock, so I went with the Garlic & Herb to season up some pasta and grilled chicken. I am eager to try the Teriyaki flavor next! Yesterday my husband asked me to please throw dinner together really fast because the kids were “starving”. Well, with help from the Garlic & Herb Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starters, dinner only took about 15 minutes, and my husband nearly wasn’t ready for it to be that fast! He was blown away! To get started, I got out some thawed chicken tenders and lathered them with one cube of the Sauté Starters. After I buttered one side, I threw them onto the preheated indoor grill and then buttered the other side. Because I chose to use tenders instead of chicken breasts, they cooked up very fast. While the chicken was cooking, I poured a box of angel hair pasta into boiling, salted water. Be sure to salt your water well, to preseason your pasta. Angel hair pasta cooks in just 4 minutes, so my food was all due to be done at about the same time. As soon as the pasta has finished cooking, drain and pour back into your pot. If using an entire box like I did, toss with 2 cubes of Garlic & Herb Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starters. Toss until butter is completely melted, and your pasta is ready to go! Serve with your seasoned chicken and some vegetables. There you have it – easy Garlic & Herb Pasta and grilled chicken! Tastes so good! To add a little more color, I heated up some spaghetti sauce and served it over the chicken. Yum! And dinner in just 15 minutes!
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