Wednesday, February 23, 2011

No Time to Fix Dinner!

Ever have one of those days when you forgot to thaw meat for dinner, or you left work late and you have to get a quick dinner on the table before running out for an evening meeting or the gym?  I have a few things I like to do ~other than panic ~ that I thought I'd share...maybe it will get your creative juices flowing for what fits your lifestyle and food preferences of your family.

First, there is the every handy "Rotisserie Chicken" at the grocer's deli counter.  Grab a package of prepared mashed potatoes (Shed's Country Crock brand or others) near the meat counter, most of which average about 5 -6 pp per cup...and a bag of frozen vegetables like broccoli cuts or green beans for "0"pp.

There are also some other options:
  • Keep a few ham steaks frozen - they are easy to thaw and cook on the stove top quickly.
  • Frozen seafood options range from grilled and seasoned fillets to some lightly breaded stuff you bake.
  • Breakfast for dinner.
  • Pasta and sauce from a jar.
  • Black beans and rice are a quick fix.
Having a backup plan is always a good idea.  I usually keep a few things on hand to choose from because you never know!  I'm sure there are many good ideas out there..what do you suggest?

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