Monday Night Surprise With Potatoes And Chives!

Monday nigth surprise plate

Monday nigth surprise plate

Our son, Theodore, sailed through the kitchen this afternoon, sniffing the air.  “What’s for dinner Mom?” he inquired.  Now, I get this question every day, multiple times a day.  Today, I had no answer.  I quickly told him dinner was a surprise.  He was thrilled.  Eight-year olds love surprises.

My brain began to race and think of the ingredients I had in the house, which weren’t much after a very busy weekend of cooking.  I had 3 pounds of ground turkey burger, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, and a green pepper.  I quickly browned the turkey with chopped onions and green pepper.  I located a Lawry’s marinade and tossed that in for the sauce.  I threw in 2 cans of green beans and the chopped carrots.  Monday Night Surprise was born!  The kids sprinkled parmesan cheese on it and ate heartily.

Monday night surprise

Monday night surprise

What about the potatoes, you ask?  I chopped several russets and tossed with a little butter and salt and pepper.  Our chives are growing well now, so I had Olivia harvest some and I added them on top.  I baked them at 400 degrees for an hour.  I will admit, Theo picked out the chives, but everyone else loved them.  Olivia made a garden salad and dinner was complete.

potatoes and chives

potatoes and chives

Do you have any last minute dinner ideas to surprise your family?

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