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Honestly, I feel bad even calling this a recipe since it literally is just things being thrown together with a pre-made sauce, but it was so good I just have to share it.

Lately, I have been getting into Indian and Thai food. I decided to buy a curry sauce at the store to see if I could come up with something at home rather then spend the money to go out. I ended up finding a Thai yellow curry sauce at Stop & Shop and went to town.

Here’s what I had to work with . . .

I literally threw together whatever I had. Originally I just planned to use the pepper, onion and eggplant I just bought, but I decided to look in the freezer to see if I can bulk up the life force a bit. I ended up finding multi colored pepper strips and brussels sprouts that I knew had a small chance of ever being used. I also dug out 2 potatoes from the fridge for some density. A side note though, before I put them in the pan with everything else, I poked some holes in them with a fork and microwaved them for a few minutes just to soften them up enough so they wouldn’t end up being undercooked and it worked like a charm.

After it all went in the pan, I kept it at medium heat until everything started marrying together. I threw a little sea salt in there so the veggies could sweat out one last time. I added the curry sauce and then just let it simmer with a lid on until all the veggies were cooked through and a mushy parade of semi-spicy goodness unveiled.

I served it over some pasta although rice might have fit the bill better. Honestly, it would have been good just by itself! I know it doesn’t look amazing, but I promise it is.

As always I made sure I put some in plastic containers for pre-made meals AND I ended up freezing a good amount of it for a rainy day.

Whats your go to ‘throw everything in the pot’ sauce?


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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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