(Closed) What’s your favorite, easiest meal?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you like anchovies (personally I think they are WAY underrated, they are so good!!! teehee) a super easy dinner we make is “anchovy pasta”.

Don’t have an exact recipe, but basically while you cook up a box of spaghetti, in a skillet heat up about ¼ c. of olive oil over about medium-low heat, add about 4-5 cloves of garlic, and cook until they just get fragrant. At that point, turn down the heat to really low so you don’t burn the garlic, and add almost a tin of anchovies (just leave out a few to garnish with). Stir those in, they will melt and dissolve into the oil. Add a good handful of parsley.

Drain pasta, add to the anchovy/oil, add salt and pepper to taste, garnish with anchovies. Squeeze lemon over the pasta (this is important, it adds a lot to the flavor) – we serve with lemon wedges, and then squeeze as we eat through the pasta, if that makes sense. Its actually not a totally strong anchovy flavor, it’s just really nice and filing too.

That’s it! Takes about 15 minutes total, depending on how long it takes your water to boil and pasta to cook. ๐Ÿ™‚

Another quick thing that’s really tasty is for salad, add different fresh herbs. My favorites to add are dill and parsley. I find I need to use less dressing (usually we just do olive oil/vinegar anyhow) because there are more flavors going on in the salad.

Post # 5
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

One of mine is Emeril’s pasta in a sage brown butter sauce. Yummy! But definitely not healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sauteed chicken tenders, a bag of frozen mixed veggies, a box of Stove Top and a can of fat-free cream of chicken soup.  Combined veggies and soup with a splask of milk, top with prepared Stove Top (I make it with 1/2 the butter) then chicken.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until hot. 

We add a ton of veggies to stretch it and to get more in our diets!

Post # 8
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It isnt exactly the healthiest but we like french bread pizzas, just get a loaf of french bread, a bottle of good sauce, mozzerella cheese, pepperoni, artichokes…whatever you want on it. just bake the bread with some olive oil on it til its brown then put the toppings on and bake until it is heated through! it is yum!

Post # 9
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The boyfriend and I make grilled cheese sandwiches on the George Foreman grill! It’s virtually no mess and they taste wonderful. About 3 minutes per sandwich, and we can cook two at once.

Sometimes we spice it up by using expensive cheese or fancy bread, lol.

Post # 10
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

soooo easy!  I love making pesto linguine with chicken!  you can make the pesto yourself (super easy) or buy it at the grocery store.  I use already cooked chicken breast from Trader Joes – the dinner takes 10 minutes (boiling the pasta) to make!  And all I had to do was throw the pasta in the water!!!  My boyfriend LOVES it and it tastes delicious!!

Post # 11
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I also make my own Panini’s on my Panini maker – best gift from my grams ever!!

* Ciabatta bread – cut in half and then into 4’s (makes 4 sandwiches)

* grilled chicken cooked w/ Italian seasonings

* Chioptle Mayo (I use regular mayo and then and in canned Chipotle peppers depending on how spicy I want it)

* Red Onions

* Basil (fresh is better)

* Tomatoes

* Mozerella Cheese

Combine all ingredients on to the bread and then place onto the panini maker and toast (I’ve also baked them in the oven on a cookie sheet)

Post # 14
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is for the slow cooker, but Hawaiian BBQ:

fatty pork roast

1tbsp liquid smoke

1tbsp sea salt

rub the liquid smoke and sea salt all over the roast

cook it on low in the slow cooker for 16-20 hours

shred before serving

Post # 15
40 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am the same way, always looking for new recipes to try that don’t involve too many ingredients and are super easy and quick.  I use this enchilada recipe that I like with green salsa out of the jar, tastes great!  Good luck!


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 jar (15 to 16 ounces) red or green salsa
  • 10 corn or flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches in diameter)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken – I use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred that, so much faster ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 1 – 2 (depending how healthy you wanna be) cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or even peperjack to add some spice)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir 1 cup sour cream into salsa.
  • Dip each tortilla into sauce to coat both sides.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of chicken onto each tortilla; roll up. Place seam sides down in an ungreased rectangular baking dish (13x9x2 inches).
  • Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, olives, etc.

Post # 16
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Rachel Ray’s The Only Pizza You’ll Ever Want to Eat Again (use skim ricotta and nonfat/low fat mozz, really good with roasted garlic added too)

Rachel Ray’s Macaroni and Cheese (use nonfat/lowfat cheese, skim milk, whole grain noodles, add broccoli and a very very light dusting of panko on top)

Veggie Lasagna (oven time is around one hour)(use no boil noodles)

Stirfry with ginger soy and chili garlic sauce (whatever is in season basically and chx)

Ellie Krieger’s Baked Falafel

Lettuce wrap fajitas (he loves to take these to work for lunch the next day.. the coworkers are always jealous)

Quiche (so easy and quick! 35 min and you have it for breakfast tomorrow too!)

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