However, nothing beats a throw it all in one pot dinner for convenience sake. On those nights when I am not sure what to make, I love to combine a number of things I just love and call it dinner. Many aspects of this drive the Mr. crazy - as readers may remember, he prefers to a eat a dish with a name, sometimes asks where I got the recipe (that question usually means he is not crazy about it) and while he'd like to think otherwise, he is a moderately picky eater who could eat chicken 5 or more times per week.
Here's what I had in the house:
A bag of frozen bay scallops
One link of chorizzo
One can cannellini beans
Green bell pepper
I may not know all the secrets to perfectly seared scallops...I continually strain and reserve the juice they leave behind until I can get a bit of a hard edge on them.
Next, I add the diced chorizzo. Any sausage, kielbasi or meat in that family would work.
Lastly, I mix in the drained beans and some freshly chopped garlic. Once all are warm and cozy, they are coated with a spoonful of flour to thicken the sauce. After the flour is lightly brown, I add the chicken broth until I think enough sauce has been made.
I line my bowl with the fresh spinach so the hot meal will wilt it slightly. The Mr. has different thoughts: he prefers a plate, rice on the side (he almost always coats it in Soy Sauce - he can't be stopped) and NO spinach.
Here is my interpretation:
We had a lovely dinner on the back deck. It was a lovely surf and turf - we talked, ate and ended feeling Fed Well.