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So I’m pregnant, and while I’m not having much morning sickness anymore, cooking smells make me gag every single time! I’ve been pretty much making the same really quick meals over and over since I got pregnant so I can spend as little time in the kitchen as possible.
So I need some bee creativity. 🙂
Share your super quick meals, recipes, or suggestions. What do you make when you just don’t have a lot of time?
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@milwaukeewife: Would it bother you to smell something cooking in a crockpot all day? Or are you out of the house at work? I have a couple of really easy go-to crockpot meals.
Chicken thighs and barbecue sauce
Chicken thighs/breasts, 2 cans black beans, 1 can corn, 2 cans rotel, chicken broth for moisture. Shred after cooking and put on tortilla with guac and rice.
There are lots of really easy crockpot recipes out there that you could throw in before you go to work in the morning so you don’t have to smell it.
ETA- the prep time for these is literally 10 minutes or less.
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My schedule varies widely…sometimes I’m home all day, other times gone all day. So I’m open to any suggestions!
Crockpot meals is something I hadn’t even thought of. Thank you!! Brilliant!
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You are welcome! If you do go the crockpot route, I also recently discovered crockpot liners which changed my life! It makes for very little clean up. They are sold next to oven bags and reynold’s wrap in the grocery store. Seriously life changing- I made pot roast in the crockpot yesterday and all I had to do was wipe off the lid and throw the liner in the garbage.
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I’ve been doing crock pot meals to avoid spending time in the kitchen OR (this is devilishly sneaky, if I may say so) saying things like, “Wow, it’s so nice out. It would be a shame to eat inside. We should do something on the BBQ.” at which point DH becomes overwhelmed with the urge to show off his manly meat-grilling skills and makes dinner himself.
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Great tip, thank you!!
Wow! That is not only devilishly sneaky, but insanely brilliant. 🙂 And hilarious. 🙂
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Asparagus and mushroom pasta, takes about 20 mins
Recipe calls for 1/4 cup chicken broth I usually use half a cup and I also use rigatoni or some small pasta
This ones also very good to put the salad on a pizza crust, I usually use the pillsbury in the can crust. Spread it out rub some olive oil sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for like 15 mins. i usually bake it in a deep pan so it will be deep dish crust.While its baking you can make the salad real fast. Its very tasty.
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Thanks for the ideas and recipes ladies!
Anybody else like to share??
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Broiled tilapia parmesan:
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 pound tilapia fillets
(I use Old Bay instead of the spices listed.)
Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
Makes 4 servings.