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What's your favorite quick and easy meal?

  1. At Home Mommy profile image59
    At Home Mommyposted 5 years ago

    With a little one and another on the way, I'm always looking for something new that's quick and easy to make. My best dish is probably chicken parm, but I do lots of Italian-y stuff. I could use a little more variety. smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Any kind of stir-fry is quick and easy.  You can use whatever meat and veg you have in the house, and serve over rice noodles or just plain rice!

      1. Heather63 profile image92
        Heather63posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Some busy nights I make "one pot" meals. Chili is probably the one I do most. I just put out some bread and/or tortilla chips to go with it.

    2. shadysidekick profile image60
      shadysidekickposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I actually came up with a recipe that my family loves, I call it my MOCK FRIED RICE...meat varies. If I get a good deal on a large amount of meat, I roast whatever I have...a pork roast is my favorite protein to make it with...and save the hunk of leftover for the next night. The next day, make a pot of rice proportionate in ratio to fried rice with the meat you have leftover. Let the rice cool...it's easier to work with...and cut the roasted meat into bite sized chunks. In a large saute pan, add the meat to about 1 TBS. of whatever oil you choose and warm through. Next, I move the meat to the sides of the pan and make a hole to which I pour 1-2 eggs (depending on size)that I've beaten with a small splash of water and scramble lightly before mixing in with the meat. At this point, I start to add soy sauce to de-glaze (try  to find a good Low-Sodium brand if you can), then add the rice, and whatever vegetables you like...typical fried rice is made with carrot shreds, sprouts, maybe cabbage...I had french-cut green beans on hand and my family LOVED it! Add soy sauce until it is the color and flavor you enjoy. That's the best part about this recipe...you can half the soy sauce with broth or stock, you can use whatever meat (haven't tried seafood yet...maybe that's next!) that you like to eat, make almost any portion size that you need with a small amount of leftover protein, and I usually have everything except for the meat in my pantry! Experiment with what you like, but it REALLY does mock the fried rice you get at your local Chinese restaurant...for a fraction of the cost! Happy Cooking!

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      grilled cheese

  2. Dan90017 profile image61
    Dan90017posted 5 years ago

    Pasta is definitely quick and easy. I usually just boil fettuccine. While boiling, I saute already shelled shrimp from the market in butter and garlic. At the same time I have the oven on baking buttered asparagus and carrots with parmesan sprinkled on top. When the fettuccine is ready, I put pesto and the shrimp on it. Ta da! Impresses the ladies all the time ;D

  3. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago

    My favorite quick and easy meal is having pizza delivered!

  4. MelissaBarrett profile image59
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    I throw a little olive oil on some pita rounds... throw some onions, olives, fresh tomato and feta cheese on top and bake for a few minutes...  It's what I eat when the boys are having a meat fest.

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    A.CreativeThinkerposted 5 years ago

    When cooking your meals, by cooking a little extra meat and vegetables the day before, you can
    make sandwiches and salads the next day with the leftovers.  smile

    1. At Home Mommy profile image59
      At Home Mommyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion! I'd never thought of that one, and am always looking for new lunch ideas so my husband doesn't end up with PB&J (his favorite) everyday!

  6. food4you profile image59
    food4youposted 5 years ago

    Nothing wrong with peanut butter and jelly! My daughter likes it too. Of course, she often comes home and says that her sandwich tasted "off", so she just ate off the jelly. wink

  7. Claudia Tello profile image90
    Claudia Telloposted 4 years ago

    My raw broccoli and cranberry meal salad, that can be prepared with turkey breast for meat eaters, fresh white cheese for vegetarians and dried soy beans for the vegan version. It is as fast and easy as a meal can be, colorful, crunchy, delicious and very healthy. No cooking time, no washng pots and pans, almost no cleaning up.

  8. ftclick profile image60
    ftclickposted 4 years ago

    cereal or a turkey sandwich

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    soup, homemade or canned, any kind with toast