(Closed) Your go-to easy, FAST dinner ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Waffles! I just use bisquick and milk, pop it in the waffle maker and done! 

Tuna casserole- fixed boxed Mac & cheese, 2 cans of tuna, 1 can cream of mushroom, bag of frozen chopped broccoli. 

(Not so healthy but we don’t eat them that often and they’re so good.) 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Grilled cheese & tomato soup

Tacos

French toast/pancakes

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is a frozen food cheating?  There’s two frozen meals I always keep on hand for days like that and they are:

1. Birds Eye Voila!  (Three cheese and garlic chicken are my two favorites but there are more flavors)

2. Morningstar Farms Chik’n Nuggets – they are fake chicken nuggets and while the texture might not be spot on, I’ll be damned if they don’t taste like real chicken nuggets.  

Both of these take less than 20 minutes to heat up and are healthy!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

idoalterations :  I kept thinking about the birds eye skillet meals!! That’s our TRUE go to super fast dinner! Surprisingly lots of veggies. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is a recipe but a simple one–brown sliced turkey sausauge with olive oil and minced garlic, then add 12 oz plain pasta sauce, 9 oz chicken broth, and 6 oz heavy cream. When that comes to a heavy simmer, add a package of cheese tortellini and cover for 12 minutes. It is fast, DELICIOUS, and also very good as lunch leftovers! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

GreenGarnet :  Veggie tacos! My Darling Husband made them randomly one night when I was pregnant with our son and they have been a favorite ever since. It’s super simple! In a large pan throw in the following:

2 cans black beans (drained)

2 cans corn (drained)

2 cans rotel

7-8 chopped mini sweet bell peppers

1 package taco seasoning (regular or spicy)

Cook until all liquid is gone and all food is soft. Pile on a soft taco shell with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, etc. and devour. Delicious!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have a recipe I call lazy girl vegan chili. All you do is take a can of black beans, add your preferred chili seasonings (cumin, salt, paprika, etc. I try to avoid seasoning packets with added sugar or preservatives, but you don’t have to), mix in some meatless ground “meat” (like Tofurky chorizo style crumbles or Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican style crumbles if you dont mind soy. I believe you can season jackfruit as well) and throw it in a pot over medium, stirring whenever until it boils. Then I add salsa and throw in some avocado and coconut cream and corn chips and stuff my face! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Pasta is our go-to… my dh’s favorite is a tomato bacon and spinach. Throw the fresh pasta in salted water and cook. In a saucepan, fry a diced onion until soft, add chopped bacon and fry for a few minutes. Add a jar of tomato passata, a bag of baby spinach, season with salt pepper and add Italian herbs or fresh basil.  Drain pasta and add to the tomato sauce saucepan. Stir and serve with cheese. Takes about 10 minutes from woah to go. ☺

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Not healthy, but super quick and tasty!

sautee Brussels sprouts and bacon together. Once fork tender, top with Frank’s Red Hot and bleu cheese crumbles. We have this regularly. It used to be a side dish, now it’s the main course because it’s so stinking good!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Hot pot. 🙂 Just buy the meats, veggies, and etc that we want.  Get our spare rice maker on (lol…you can do it over the stove in a pot too or if you have a tabletop hot pot…rice makers work as well) and heat up some broth seasoning with water (add in some various spices according to our tastes and chili peppers…green onion…and fish sauce)…rinse/chop up the veggies and meats. Then start throwing it in as you’d like and eat with a movie going. 

Of course my Fiance likes to do it with the rice paper and noodles added so you can cook your meats/veggies and roll them up in it. So you need a bowl of water to wet the rice paper as you go. Usually will have some fresh sprouts, cilantro, lettuce too put aside to roll in. Then we make dipping sauces based on preferences which could be any variant of what you might want (peanut sauce, hoisin/sriracha sauce, fish sauce, and so on). 😁

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Not the cheapest, but my favorite quick meal is salmon! Drizzle with olive oil and season with just a touch of salt and pepper. Broil for 5 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave it in for another 5 minutes. Nearly always perfect! I usually steam up some broccoli to go with. Or just toss together a bag salad. Dinner in 10.5 minutes, minimal brain power, and feels super healthy. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

My go-to lazy night meal is something I call “nothing pasta” (because I can make it when we have nothing in the fridge). It’s basically spaghetti with things like olive oil, garlic, lemon rind, chilli and parmesan – things I usually always have in my cupboard. I’ll put some basil, rocket or parsley in if I have some, and if I’m feelig REALLY fancy might fry up some frozen prawns (shrimp). It’s super simple but delicious!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

GreenGarnet :  We always have taco mince in the freezer, so when we are feeling lazy we can microwave it, then just make the salad and cook taco shells for tacos, or make burritos or nachos.

 

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