With so much going on this time of year, and the Christmas goodies you are already making, who has a lot of time and energy to spend making dinner?
That’s why you need a collection of go-to recipes that are easy, fast and family-pleasing.
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.
Spend your time in the kitchen on those special Christmas treats and keep dinnertime simple.