Two quick dinners

This time of year gets crazy and I’m running behind this week.  Here are the recipes for the dinner we had last night and tonight.  When holiday stress levels start to rise you need some quick and easy meals – both of these qualify!

Veal Scallopini with Sauteed Mushrooms

  • 4 oz per person of chicken or veal scallopini
  • 1 lb of mixed mushrooms of your choice (fresh and/or dried)
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt, pepper and paprika
  • 1/4 cup white wine
Clean and chop mushrooms, removing stems.  In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 Tb of olive oil over medium heat.  Saute mushrooms about 5 minutes (you may need to do this in 2 batches).  When mushrooms are cooked, remove to a bowl.  Combine flour, pepper, salt and paprika in a shallow dish or plate.  Dip veal slices in flour mixture.  Heat remaining olive oil in pan and cook veal slices until browned, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.  Remove from pan onto plates.  Add wine to pan and increase heat to high.  Stir up any remaining bits in pan with wine.  Return mushrooms to pan and stir.  Pour mushroom mixture over veal and serve.

Shrimp and Sausage Pizzas

  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 lb Sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 2 Chopped Garlic cloves
  • 2/3 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup medium Salsa
  • 1 TB canned Green Chiles
  • 3/4 tsp cumin

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and heat oil.  Saute onion until soft, 3 -5 minutes.  Add sausage and garlic and cook until sausage is browned, 8 -10 minutes.  Add shrimp, salsa, chiles and cumin and bring to a boil.  Simmer until shrimp are opaque, 4 – 6 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

When ready to use, preheat oven to 475.  Spoon sausage mixture on to 6 inch corn tortillas and top each with shredded cheddar cheese.  Cook 5 – 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.  This should be on a pizza stone or cookie sheet.


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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