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Meals That Are Easy To Make

Meals That Are Easy To Make

As busy as my family is, I am always on the lookout for meals that are easy to make.  When school is in session, we tend to eat earlier that we normally would due to Caitlin’s schedule.  Caitlin has after school activities 3 days a week that run until after 4:00.  Caitlin eats lunch at school at 12:00, so by the time she gets home she is starving.  It’s a bit silly to give her a snack at 5:00, when we would normally eat around 6:00 or 6:30, so we at dinner at 5:00.  I love to spend time with the family and not stuck in the kitchen for an hour while I make dinner.  Here are some favorite recipes that are quick and tasty as well.

George Foreman Grilleration

  • Pigs In A Blanket:  All you need is a container of crescent rolls and a pack of hotdogs.  Place one hotdog on the bigger end of the crescent roll and roll up the hotdog towards the smaller end of the roll. Bake according to the directions on the crescent rolls.  This meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • Biscuit Pizzas: Take a container of biscuits, a jar of pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your favorite pizza toppings.  Take the biscuits and press them out until they look like a mini pizza.  Add your toppings and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Another yummy meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • Taco Soup:  I love this meal because you can add whatever you like, so each time you make this it is a new dish!  Brown 1 lb. of lean ground beef or turkey.  Drain and place in a soup pot or slow cooker, on medium heat.  Add 1 can of each: corn, chili beans, black beans, diced tomatoes and anything else you like.  Cook over medium heat for 30-45 minutes and serve with a green salad.

Food Your Kids Will Love

Food Your Kids Will Love

It is always challenging to cook food your kids will love.  The four of us can sometimes have a taste for four different meals, so pleasing everyone can sometimes be tricky.  To add to our quirks at meal time is Henry and his food issues that are related to his autism.  Henry has problems with certain consistencies of food, so he only eats a handful of items.  He eats mostly fruits and vegetables and mac and cheese!!  The exception to that are hamburgers, which I think is funny considering he won’t eat any other dish with meat in it!!  When I was offered to review one of the George Foreman The Next Grilleration ($49.99) I was more than happy to say yes!!  When we received the Foreman, we decided to make hamburgers and fries for dinner that night.  The Foreman takes about 5 or so minutes to heat up and then you put on the burgers and close the lid!  The burgers cook in less than 10 minutes, so while I waited for them to finish, I made the fries and we were ready to eat in less than 30 minutes total.  What I love the most about this Foreman is that the grill plates can be removed and are dishwasher safe.  I must admit when I had a Foreman a few years ago, I wished the plates could be cleaned easier than wiping them down.  Now I know the plates are completely cleaned and ready for our next meal, which I think will be grilled cheese sandwiches!!

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