(Closed) NWR- What is your go-to dinner?

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Post # 2
1943 posts
Buzzing bee

Salmon. So easy to make. 

Post # 3
587 posts
Busy bee

When I am lazy? Gurl, if I’m lazy my meal has to be 2 minute prep time + cooking time, otherwise it means I’m not lazy. What do you MEAN lazy + cooking in the same sentence?

Premade tortellini from the store with sweet chilli sauce (lol) is the ultimate laziness. Or I cook some pasta and add basil pesto and parmiggiano.

I know this isn’t remotely helpful. 

Post # 4
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Browned butter pasta with shrimp. It’s very quick and easy. Thaw frozen pre cooked shrimp, cook the pasta, and then brown 1-2 sticks of butter slowly in a pan. Stir the butter as it’s browning, and it will have golden brown streaks in it when it’s ready. Add it to the pasta and shrimp, and add garlic seasoning and Parmesan cheese to taste. 

Post # 5
400 posts
Helper bee

Crockpot meals! And they usually last us a few days worth of meals cause they’re huge. 

If you like red meat- this one is a winner!

Place one packet of dry onion soup mix powder in crockpot, place chuck roast on top (the recipe calls for rump roast but they didn’t have it the first time I made it so I used chuck and it was delicious so that’s what I get every time now), then spread a can of jellied cranberry sauce on top. 8 hours on low. So easy and so delicious! Making it tomorrow and it’ll easily last us until Sunday. I try not to make it too often since we try to limit our red meat intake but it is soooo good and only 3 ingredients!

a few other crockpot recipes I like are “honey garlic chicken” from allrecipes and fiesta chicken, which there are tons of recipes online that are all a little different so you can really play around with the ingredients!

Post # 6
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I always have the ingredients on hand for spaghetti bolognese (mince beef, tinned tomatoes, bacon, onion, garic etc) My backup super quick/lazy meal is packaged gnocchi with a jar of pasta sauce but I prefer to cook from scratch when I can.
I also make quiche a lot since I usually have those ingredients too; eggs, long life cream, milk, pastry, cheese and then whatever I want to put inside ie tomatoes, spinach, tinned corn, bacon.

Stir fry is good too because you can use whatever meat + veggies you have and add rice or noodles. I usually just use a mix of oyster/soy/sweet chilli for the sauce. 

Post # 7
68 posts
Worker bee

Atm I am loving using a wrap as a pizza base and just putting tomato paste, cheese and pepporoni on it and chuck it in the over until it crisps up! I limit myself to once a week, but when I first discovered how easy it was it was a lot more than that!

Post # 10
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Probably stir fry or fajitas. Minimum prep as the veggies can be chunky, works with any meat (or without) and it doesn’t matter if it goes unnoticed for a little bit because sticking to the pan doesn’t really detract from the flavour. Coincidentally these are also my go to meals when I have very little food in and not been shopping yet.

Post # 11
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Californos

Chicken piccata! Simple dish with only a few ingredients, I could probably make it in my sleep by now. It’s a hearty comfort food that I always have the ingredients for – lemons, capers, BUTTER, chicken, and a few other staples. 

Post # 12
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I always keep steam-in-th-bag veggies in the freezer and I’ll pair it will a microwaved balck bean pattie… If I’m lucky I have some salsa around the house for the pattie!

Post # 13
552 posts
Busy bee

ULTRA lazy no cook meal is to open a tin of tuna in chilli oil and dump it over a pre-packaged salad. Surprisingly satisfying and tasty. But those are for the days when you barely have the energy to lift a fork to your mouth. 

If I’m cooking it will be sausages done in a pan, with a side of buttery mashed pumpkin with garlic and sauteed greens. Again that’s really lazy. Can all be done in one pan

Post # 14
2619 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Stir Fry!!  We always have bags of frozen stir fry veggies in the freezer.  (and it’s really cheap!)

Post # 15
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Tacos! …because you only have to cook the meat, lol! When we’re really lazy we don’t put the cheese or salsa or any toppings in a bowl, just leave them in the containers, use what we need and put back in the fridge πŸ™‚ 

edit to say obviously I missed the part in your OP about being over tacos hahaha

Other minimal prep/lazy cooking dishes we do are  sauteed chicken sausages, or fish (frozen tilapia or similar) – lemon white wine and butter; throw a potato in the microwave and either green beans in the oven or a bag of frozen broccoli in the microwave. 

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