What do you do when you need to cook dinner but don't have much time?
That depends on what I have on hand, but if all else fails an omelet usually works.
We usually keep mac and cheese on hand for such situations...
I cook anything involving ground beef. I can cook a pound of it in 5 minutes. I can also make hamburgers, hamburger steak, chili, hot dogs, cube steak, quick spaghetti (store sauce with added ground beef and veggies), and a few other basic things in 15 minutes. Lots of meals can be made quickly.
i boil some whole wheat rotini while heating heart healthy bottled sauce in the microwave and sauteing some pre-sliced mushrooms in olive oil. i open a bagged salad, which we eat with commercial ranch dressing while the pasta drains. i rinse the salad bowl and add pasta, then sauce, then mushrooms, then pre-grated part-skim mozarella.
I agree with Island Bites, make some fast and simple. There are lost of options to choose from.
One stew that could feed 6 hungru stomach. Chicken and ginger stew or chicken curry with potatoes always work out fine with no time to cook dinner
* Toast with mashed up avocado, salt and pepper *always* works. If you have a bit of pancetta to fry and add to it, even better
* Bread, butter/cream cheese, prosciutto.
* I always keep portion-sized ziploc bags of cooked rice in the freezer. I fry some eggs, add the rice, add soy sauce and frozen peas, and that's a meal in 5 minutes
* Similarly, ramen noodles made into stir fry, with soy sauce, egg, and fresh broccoli, is always quick and filling
* Quesadillas in any shape or form
* Sautee some onions in butter with flour and salt and pepper, add frozen spinach and a bit of water; when it starts boiling, turn off the heat and add sour cream. Serve with poached or sunny-side-up eggs
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