Literal 15 minute prep dinners
That was me twice last week.
Once we had to eat and be out the door for a recital in 25 minutes. The other, I needed to leave for a child’s music lesson in 15 minutes, and dinner needed to cook while I was gone so that we could eat when we got back and be ready for the other scheduled things happening that night.
So here are 2 meals I made literally in that amount of time.
(I don’t usually trust recipes and how much time they say it will take to make. I almost NEVER can make a recipe in the time they say it will take.)
Of course, I can make all these things if I have the ingredients on hand!
In a pot (or a crockpot), dump in:
1 can corn
1 can black beans (rinsed)
2 cans diced or stewed tomatoes
2 cans cooked chicken (with the broth)
1 box (32 oz.) chicken broth or stock
1/4 cup (more or less) dehydrated diced onions
taco seasoning (maybe 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon)
Heat and serve with:
Serve with juice or sliced pears.
SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS
Boil a pot of water. Put in a bag of spaghetti (or other pasta). Dump a jar of pasta sauce in a pan. Add some frozen meatballs. Heat and serve over the drained pasta.
Serve with a green salad, parmesan cheese, and apple juice. (100% fruit juice is an easy way to add some nutrition to a meal when you’re in a rush, as long as you haven’t been drinking juice all day….)