Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weeknight Dinner Nightmares


I know how it is, you pick-up wonder kid from school and you try to get home, snailing in traffic.  By the time you whip up something decent to eat it’s 7PM.  Then, once the dinner is scarfed down, homework completed, the kid’s teeth brushed, an amazing tale of adventure has been told, the adults are in the kitchen making lunches and doing dishes until 9PM.  *Le Sigh* 

This is by no means the necessary blueprint!  Weeknight meals can be quick and delicious!  Giving you more time to relax, spend time with family and of course catch up on AHS Freak Show episodes. 


I can’t say it enough, plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead! You’ll save tones of money and tones of time!  Always make more than you need, leftovers make the best lunches!  Think simple, healthy and quick.  Use your slow cooker!  Prepare large salads and homemade dressings, side dishes and marinades ahead of time.


Here’s a great example of a quick weeknight dinner.   Medium rare steak on the barbie with brie and chimichurri, salad with Russian dressing and green figs with soft goats cheese, blueberry honey and chopped almonds for dessert.  This dinner took about 15 minutes to prepare, which included setting the table. 

Of course the chimichurri, salad and dressing were all prepared in advance.  The next day we had steak salads for lunch.  Awesome freaking possum!



 
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