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What's your "go-to" meal when you need to get dinner ready fast?

  1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
    hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years ago

    What's your "go-to" meal when you need to get dinner ready fast?

    With school starting back up, I'm wondering what busy mom's always have on hand so they can throw together a quick meal.
    Mine would be spaghetti, tuna noodle casserole or, one of my family's favorites, peanut butter and jelly.
    How about your family?

  2. stclairjack profile image82
    stclairjackposted 4 years ago

    grill cheese sandwiches,... by the boat loads,... if i'm feeling frisky i'll add tuna for tuna melts

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I make these a lot in the fall and winter too! Yum!

  3. Claudia Tello profile image77
    Claudia Telloposted 4 years ago

    My idea of diner ready fast is a salad. I always keep a bottle of homemade salad dressing in the fridge so I can skip that step and just  chop a few veggies, mixed them together with the premade dressing, some nuts, sometimes a fruit and done! One of my favorites is a broccoli, cranberry and fresh white cheese salad (or turkey breast instead of the cheese). I wrote a hub about it and it was actually my first Hub of The Day accolade! So now I love it even more smile

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What kind of dressing do you make? I'm always looking for a good homemade dressing recipe. And your salads sound delicious!

    2. Claudia Tello profile image77
      Claudia Telloposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Just regular simple vinaigrette: olive oil, white vinegar, salt and pepper. All though it sounds uninteresting and boring, it is very good and always gives a fresh taste to salads. Sometimes simple is best.

  4. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 4 years ago

    I use my Crock Pot lots.  Just put some frozen chicken breast in it, add some frozen Normandy Blend Vegetables and put a small bottle of Buttermilk Ranch dressing over it and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Dinner is ready when you are!

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds delicious! I'll have to try it soon.

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can also put in a beef roast, add some vegetables and Beef Stew is ready when you want it--on low for 6-8 hourse.

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    Kommadantposted 4 years ago

    I'll either eat leftovers, make a sandwich, or just eat a bowl of cereal.

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes a bowl of cereal for dinner just hits the spot.

  6. StoneCircle profile image87
    StoneCircleposted 4 years ago

    My family enjoys good old egg 'n toast.
    Put some butter in a pan, drop down a piece of bread with a whole in it, then crack an egg into the hole.
    Simple, easy and good!

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is one of my family's favorites too! Quick and easy!

  7. liesl5858 profile image83
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    Mine would be stir fried vegetables(with meat or without meat) with rice or spaghetti Bolognese and corned beef hash. I got recipes on my hubs if you want to read them.

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Those sound good! I will definitely look them up.

  8. epbooks profile image81
    epbooksposted 4 years ago

    Probably veggie burger on a wrap with either hummus or a slice of cheese.

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Quick and easy! smile

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I can whip up beef stroganoff in about 15 minutes.

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      One of my favorites!

  10. MomsTreasureChest profile image91
    MomsTreasureChestposted 4 years ago

    When I'm in a rush, my go to meal would be:
    -Boneless chicken breasts cooked on the George Forman grill with Mrs. Dash for seasoning, they cook up very quickly.
    -Green Giant Valley Fresh steamed vegetables in the bag, they cook in the microwave in about 7 minutes.  Usually green beans, sugar snap peas and broccoli.
    -Instant Rice.  I mix half white and half brown rice and add some minced garlic to the water.
    Dinner's done and on the table in about 15 minutes!

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a great, healthy dinner! I have a George Forman grill and use it all the time too.

  11. allisonlawrence profile image74
    allisonlawrenceposted 4 years ago

    Roasted vegetables is a classic in my book! It's easy because you add olive oil, your seasoning, and stick them in the oven for 20 or so minutes (depending what you are making). It's still extremely healthy but very easy to make. While the veggies are roasting, you can even get other things done around the house. I have several hub recipes for roasted vegetables.

    1. hilarys-book-nook profile image68
      hilarys-book-nookposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I make roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes quite a bit. They are quick, easy and delicious! I will definitely look up your recipes for other vegetables too.

 
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