Recipes for dinners that, above all, can be made FAST...
October 1, 2010 7:20 AM Subscribe
What do you make for dinner on those nights when it comes down to a choice between something that can be made fast
, or takeout? I'm the mother of a newborn, so every night is one of those nights.
posted by kitcat to food & drink (86 answers total) 232 users marked this as a favorite
I need some ideas for very quick meals. I have a big imagination when it comes to making complex dinners and I tend to choose recipes that end up taking an hour or so to make. But this is no longer an option. For whatever reason, I come up blank when trying to think of easy meals. Seriously, all I can think of many nights is beans and wieners. Please offer me your recipes for dinners that:
- Take 20 min or less to put together (can cook for longer, though, unless constant monitoring is required)
- Contain a protein (noodles with sauce = no good)
- CAN make use of pre-prepared items
- Are at least one step up from junk food (beans and wieners = a narrow FAIL, although it has redeeming qualities)
Meals that are actually healthy would be a bonus, but speed is the key here (my husband can make a quick salad to accompany, and we can snack on veggies and fruit throughout the day - so no lectures on poor nutrition please!).