Just love having a freezer! You can put together a meal in no time with leftovers, frozen pre-prepped veggies, frozen sauces – you name it. Thawed a small jar of homemade sauce in the refrigerator overnight. Really I figured I would just make a quick macaroni dish and get it over with. Instead I wanted Spanish rice. So I pulled some chopped red and green bell pepper and onion out of the freezer and placed in my pan with a bit of water. Added paprika and chili powder and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes and let that cook until the veggies were nice and tender. Meanwhile – boiled my water and added my minute rice to the pan……..wait and fluff. Once the veggies were ready, I added my sauce to heat through until nice and hot. By that time I was able to fluff my rice and add to my pan. Tad-da – done!