Sausages, Heinz Baked Beans, and Mashed Pototoes
So for last night's dinner, I went with classic English comfort food: sausages, baked beans, and mashed potatos. It's not the prettiest of dishes, but it is satisfying, fast, and tasty. The sausages are Morningstar's sausage links from the freezer and were prepared in the microwave in a couple of minutes. They were very good and we ate them with a hot mustard. Two links have 90 calories, 3g of fat, 9g of protein — that's a good deal.
The Heinz baked beans are English childhood friends of mine. (You may know them from a silly Monty Python skit or two. ) These yummy beans in tomato sauce are perhaps at their most delicious with mashed potatoes, but they're also:
Heinz baked beans are a very popular food in Britain (apparently 1.5 M cans are eaten there each day) and are popular at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happily, they are also very good for you - high in protein and iron and fat-free.
Even the mashed potatos were fast. I had a frozen pack of Alexia Yukon Gold Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Sea Salt in my freezer and these were ready in 6-7 minutes in the microwave. Unlike every other mashed potato product I've tried, these taste great! No weird sediment and they taste like mashed potatoes. Not as good as from scratch, but pretty darn close.