People Pay for Food During the Week?
I try to cook at least once during week nights, making a big batch so I can bring it to work for lunches and save some dough. Something to note: I've traveled for work every single week for the past 2 1/2 years, until recently. It's a new concept to me that I have to pay for food during the week. This is making me poor! Crazy. But I LOVE being home. Anyways, I've been eating this one for lunch all week (making my co-workers jealous as they eat their turkey sandwiches and cafeteria food). Guess what it is.... Orzo and Brussels sprouts!! Instead of Brussels sprouts you could easily substitute with other veggies or proteins like asparagus and chicken. I just honestly love Brussels.
1 lb Brussels sprouts (halved and trimmed)
2 shallots (finely chopped)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 1/2 cups Orzo Pasta
2 tbsp capers with juice
1/2 lemon juice (plus zest)
1/2 cup dry white wine
Crushed red pepper
Sea salt and black pepper
In a small sauce pan, heat some oil and the butter over medium heat. Add shallots and some salt and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, crushed red pepper and black pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, lemon juice and zest, and capers and bring to a simmer. Once all ingredients are in, start the pasta.