I know it isn’t very exciting, but my family loves meatloaf. Since it is just before shopping day I had to be creative on the sides (out of potatoes) and son really likes couscous, so couscous it was. In case you didn’t know, couscous is actually a type of pasta so I’m not completely nuts to make it this way – I am a big fan of cream sauces! Going with the Italian theme, I made a meatloaf with Italian spices and Parmesan but this will go with any style meatloaf or meat/chicken dish. It is quick and with the cream sauce, kind of fancies up the meatloaf dinner with hardly any effort. It is very rich and filling so it serves 4 easily.
Couscous with Cream Sauce
1 cup toasted couscous
1 1/4 cup water
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Italian spice (oregano and basil if you don’t have the spice mix)
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Bring the water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Add the couscous and spice, cover and cook at a simmer for about 8 minutes stirring occasionally. When the couscous is done, add the butter, cream and bring back to almost a boil, add the cheese and stir vigorously until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth. Serve with lots of pepper!