Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Busy weeknight meals

I hate being rushed---especially when it comes to making dinner. How do you handle the crunch at dinner time? Tuesdays are busy for us. My son has music class in the late afternoon and it usually runs till about 5pm. And on a normal day,dinner is ready and on the table before 5. I hate to admit it but sometimes I have resorted to those frozen quickie dinners when I've been in a pinch to get food on the table. But we all know those are loaded with salt and other preservatives that aren't good for us. Sandwiches are another option. I've found some low sodium-no preservative lunch meats in the stores lately and those have been a good option. I had moved away from "lunch meats" because of all the salt and preservatives,so it's nice to be able to have a ham sandwich again! My husband works nights and I usually like to have him something homemade to take for his lunch--even if that meals making dinner at 9am like I did today. Now,after music class, all I will have to do will be to get everything heated up and maybe add another quickie side dish to the fare and dinner will be done! Quick and easy--can't beat that!

What are some of your busy weeknight dinner survival tips/tricks?


Anonymous said...

We use the Crockpot a a few nights a week. Two of my favorite things...1) Take pork chops and season them, then brown in a skillet...put them in the bottom of a crockpot...while they're browning, mix 1 can cream of chicken soup and 1 can cream of mushroom with 1/2 cup milk and chop half an onion...after you take out the chops, sautee the onions, then throw the soup mix in the skillet and mix the onions and soup...pour over chops in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. 2) Take chicken legs and pull the skin off (or use skinless breasts) and season them, then put them in a crockpot...add a couple cups of BBQ sauce and cook on low for 8 hours...both are YUM>