Need easy weeknight family meal recipes
December 30, 2013 9:01 AM Subscribe
I know there have been many, many recipe questions on AskMe. I'm sorry to contribute yet another one. But I am in search of simple, quick meals that will actually be eaten by my small family.
posted by barnoley to Food & Drink (56 answers total) 128 users marked this as a favorite
Neither my husband nor I have ever really enjoyed cooking. Since we had our daughter a couple of years ago, we like it even less. I have kind of fallen into the role of cook for our family, and so far I am failing miserably. More often than not, we eat pasta & jarred sauce.... or else just frozen or pre-made meals from Costco. This is not ideal from either a taste or a nutrition standpoint.
In 2014, I am determined to provide better meals! Please help me. Our basic requirements are as follows:
- EASY. I don't have time to learn fancy techniques or use a ton of ingredients. I have a basic working knowledge in a kitchen, but I don't want to waste time with a lot of prep.
- FAST. I am looking for complete meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.
- AFFORDABLE. We are on a bit of a budget - not too strict, but I don't want to be spending a ton on fancy ingredients.
As far as taste, my husband and I hate mushrooms but other than that enjoy most foods. My daughter (age 2) is a little picky about vegetables (she hates broccoli and salad, but will eat most other veggies) and is allergic to peanuts.
Can you recommend any simple recipes (or books or websites) that could help us?