Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple go-to meals

My days are hectic, my nights are worse. I often find that I don't have the time to cook a good dinner. Here are a few of my go-to meals for the more hectic days.

Starch (rice or pasta), protein, veggies:
This is a very simple meal, that can be very flavorful by adding a few choice spices from your pantry.
2 cups cooked rice
1 or 2 cooked chicken breast (or any other meat you have on hand).
1 bag frozen veggies, cooked in the microwave.
*I keep a variety of sauces frozen in small tubs. Marsala sauce, curry sauce, alfredo sauce and marinara sauce. Just one small tub (about 8 ounces) is all you need for this dish.

Breakfast for dinner:
Breakfast is always much simpler to make, so about twice a month we do breakfast for dinner.
Biscuits and gravy using a homemade biscuit mix, homemade gravy using 2-4 pieces of sausage.
Egg sandwiches: eggs cooked how you desire, placed on toast.
Leftovers with eggs: If you have any leftover rice, meat and/or veggies, warm them up in a pan. Toss in a few eggs and scramble. Eat alone, roll up in a tortilla, or turn into a sandwich.
Cold cereal

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