What do you eat when you need quick and easy?

For the most part, I cook just about everyday of the month. Due to this new change of a once a month paycheck if we don't go out to eat the first week of the month, that could be it for me! So the other night, I wasn't feeling too good at dinnertime. I was going to make something Chinese - So I told my family I was laying down and that when I got up I would make something quick and easy.

NOTE: The Husband does not cook good at all.

That is the hard thing when you are on a limited food budget or you don't have any pre-packaged, frozen-throw-in-the-oven-type meals, or it is at the end of the month!


So what do YOU eat or have in your home, for such "emergencies?"   

Fortunately when I got up, I felt a lot better and threw together a quickie-meal using the last of the frozen-chicken tenders! Made rice in the rice-cooker and simmered the chicken in a green enchilada sauce from a can, along with some sauteed onions and green peppers.  I had some dried out corn tortillas that I layered in a casserole (I am the QUEEN of Casseroles) with the saucy chicken and pepper-jack cheese. Topped it with some green onions and baked it at 350 for 20 minutes. 

Granted, I really would of rather, pulled out a frozen pizza or something, but it was at least SOMETHING.  My family was pretty surprised - 

So what is YOUR QUICK and EASY-GO TO meal, 
when you are sick or don't feel like cooking?  











8 comments:

  1. That's a good question. Luckily, for me, my husband is quite the cook as far as the grill goes (he is better at grilling some things and I'm better at grilling others)so if I don't feel like cooking, I tell him to do it. I usually have some premade chicken cordon bleu or chicken kiev that I make about every 6 months or so and freeze so the guys can just stick them in the oven. Even after doing that austerity project for 6 weeks, my freezers are still pretty full!!

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    1. HI Laurrie - We need to get a new grill. Our big one bit the dust last fall and I really miss being without one.

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  2. My emergency meal would be: eggs and frying :D my kids (being very young) don't demand much, they'd eat anything I serve. And hubby can cook if he wanted a something more than just omlette.

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    1. yeah little kids can be both easy and difficult. They usually like the more simple meals anyway. Yep eggs are easy and fast and I like that!

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  3. Our emergency meal is pancakes - we ALWAYS have the ingredients, and can change the fillings depending on what we've got. Usually, we'll take frozen fruit (like strawberries and peaches), and simmer them down with agave and a dash of water to make a compote. Delicious! Or, if we don't feel like breakfast, we make mashed potatoes and heat up a can of Chunky Beef Tips soup, and pour the soup over the potatoes. It's insanely and surprisingly quick and delicious!

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    1. We don't eat enough pancakes lately. Yum sounds delish!

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  4. For the kids I make up and freeze things like noodles, waffles, stews and soups. Anything easy to heat cause my husband is also not a good cook. I want to let you know as well that I found you on the mom bloggers club and had to subscribe, I always love a good blog.

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    1. Well HELLO fellow Mom blogger! Glad you made it over and thanks for following.

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