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Old 03-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Status: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s giant metal chicken." (set 8 days ago)
 
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Canned corned beef tacos.
hork

I reeeeally hope you're kidding!

For quick meals, we like dinner salads (grilled chicken, sliced tomato, sliced cuke, maybe red onion, etc.) or slow cooker meals.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Microwaved baked potatoes with your favorite toppings

Frozen-microwaved rice -- add cheese or proteins/veggies

Canned chicken -- can be added to almost anything hot or cold (pasta, salads, sammiches)

I second the eggs suggestion -- you can easily microwave scrambled eggs with/without other ingredients

When you DO have some time, whip up big batches of meals and freeze them.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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what about preparing a stew or a pork butt in the crockpot? All you have to do is turn it on and when you get home you have a nice dinner. How can you not like leftovers? We are the left over queen and king in our house plus it means one less night of actual cooking.
I knew of a family that never ate leftovers! They either polished off every last bit of the meal, planned portions very well, or (horrors) trashed the leftovers! Sacrilegious in my house -- food does not go wasted! Besides, some things are just better the next day.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Ohh wow...OK...

Thank you for all the replies.

We don't eat canned food...too many chemicals in it.

We have a slow cooker, and I like the food that comes out of it...it just feels like it takes FOREVER to prep it. I am not a chef, or a foodie, I eat two small sandwiches with Swiss cheese, and ham super thin sliced a day...that's how much I don't like to cook, and how much time I don't have to eat anything else...I absolutely hate touching meat....grosses me out like you wouldn't believe...eggs is all one of my kids would eat, there is no convincing him there are other foods, nor other ways to make them other than scrambled...he won't touch anything else.

The prepping is the biggest problem...and the endless list of ingredients...no idea how to get passed that...by the time I am done with that we have to go...I just dunno...
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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You could make a Shepherd's Pie with lean ground beef, Country Crock mashed potatoes (sold already prepped in an airtight canister), Niblet corn and peas, and shredded cheese for the top of the casserole.

Chicken Fajitas are quick, as is stir fry recipes.

Another option: You can cook your family favorites from scratch once a week, on a Sunday, and then you're set for the week's meals.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Stir fries are pretty quick. Just put a little olive oil in a pan, cut up some chicken breast (or shrimp, beef, pork, kielbasa), add some veggies (fresh or frozen) and season with soy sauce/worcestershire/tomato sauce/taco seasoning/fresh herbs/spices whatever works for the flavor you want. Cook some rice/cous cous/quinoa in a separate pot. Serve the stir fry mixture over rice/quinoa/whatever you choose.

It's fast, nutritious and good.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:06 PM
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hork

I reeeeally hope you're kidding!

For quick meals, we like dinner salads (grilled chicken, sliced tomato, sliced cuke, maybe red onion, etc.) or slow cooker meals.
Why would I kid?

Bet you never had any.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We do not use convenience foods much, for reasons of taste, questionable ingredients and expense, but we do like many of the frozen entrees for two that are available now. One we have frequently is PF Changs. Plop it into a pan, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Make some rice. Done. Stouffers makes a beef with gorgonzola that we like too.It has pasta already in it.

I don't know if you said how many are in your family. This option would be prohibitively expensive for more than two people.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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We do not use convenience foods much, for reasons of taste, questionable ingredients and expense, but we do like many of the frozen entrees for two that are available now. One we have frequently is PF Changs. Plop it into a pan, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Make some rice. Done. Stouffers makes a beef with gorgonzola that we like too.It has pasta already in it.

I don't know if you said how many are in your family. This option would be prohibitively expensive for more than two people.
There are 6 of us...we usually make something in the crock pot over the weekend, and that lasts for a few days...I just wanted to find other things that are healthier, but that don't take a million ingredients, and hours to prep.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I have never made a meal that take hours to prep. Making a meal in a crock pot maybe takes 1/2 hour. What about prepping meals at night when the kids are asleep?
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