No matter what time of year it is, I think we can all agree that we have a lot going on. Work, school, kids, holidays, activities– leave us all busy with not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen preparing elaborate meals. That’s why you need a collection of fast meals that are easy and family-pleasing.
Today I’m sharing a list of 15 meal ideas you can make faster than The Flash. After all, any woman who can work, volunteer, take care of the kids, be there for her husband, keep up with her house, serve a meal and still have some sanity really is a superhero.
Making a list of quick meals that your family loves will save you loads of time this month. Choose 7-10 recipes and put them on rotation during busy seasons like these.
Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- Frozen ravioli with marinara or cheese sauce
- Rotisserie chicken
Check out this video from Food Network on how several chefs use frozen ravioli to create yummy meals.
Ideas with Shredded Chicken
- BBQ sandwiches
- Loaded potatoes
This post from The Pinning Mama shares 30+ meals you can make with shredded chicken.
- Chicken sandwiches (using frozen chicken patties)
- English muffin or flatbread pizzas
- Grilled sandwiches (using a George Foreman, grill pan or panini press)
- Meatball subs (using frozen meatballs)
Prepare your stomachs for this roundup from the Huffington Post with their best grilled sandwich and panini recipes.
And who knows cooking better than the Pillsbury dough boy? Check out these 9 meals to make with frozen meatballs.
Your family’s tastes may differ from mine, so you might want to incorporate more pork, beef or seafood ideas.
Keep your list of meals somewhere visible like a bulletin board or inside of your pantry, so you don’t forget about them. And go ahead and get the ingredients from the grocery, so you can make any of them with a few moment’s notice, even faster than the time it tastes to order and pickup from a restaurant.
What are some of your family’s favorite fast meals? I’d love to hear your ideas so I can share them with my readers.