Friday, May 10, 2013

Homemade Green Giant Vegetable Medley


We love the Green Giant Vegetable Medleys Steamers.

They are a perfect side to many of our dishes. However, they are starting to add up in price for such a small amount: 2 servings per bag! REALLY!?

 So I decided to make my own, and freeze it.

8 servings for half the price of one bag. 


Cream Sauce
1/2 cup milk
1/4 chicken stock cube, granulated
1/4 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion flakes
1 1/4 tsp cornstarch

The Medley
1lb of sugar snap peas
4 small red potatoes
1 large red bell pepper
2-3 tbs olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

On medium heat, heat milk and chicken stock granules in a small pot until it starts to produce steam. Whisk in seasonings and then cornstarch. Continuously whisk for 2-3 min.. Remove from heat and set aside. 

The Medley  
Wash and scrub potatoes under warm water. Chop into bite size chunks. Set aside. 
Wash bell pepper and chop. Set aside. 
Wash sugar snap peas if needed, set aside. 

Heat a medium skillet on medium high heat and add 1 tsp of olive oil.   
Add chopped bell pepper and saute until they start to brown a little. Remove from heat and set aside. 
Add another tsp of olive oil and saute sugar snap peas until they start to get brown spots. Set aside. 
Add another 1 tsp of olive  and saute potatoes until they start to get brown spots.

Dump all medley ingredients into a large bowl and pour cream sauce over it. Mix until well combined.
Let cool for 30 min, lightly covered. 

To Freeze:  
Place combined medley into a large freezer zip lock bag and lay flat in the freezer. 

To Cook from Freezer: 
Remove ~2 cups and microwave, covered (to steam) for 4-5 min until potatoes are cooked through.



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