What is your "Go To Meal"

@supeemom (122)
United States
February 18, 2008 4:07pm CST
When it's 6:30 and everyone is screaming for dinner and nothing is defrosted what is your quick fix, go to meal. What do you always fix in a pinch? Our is hot dogs with fresh carrots or "breakfast for dinner" (eggs, bacon, biscuits,etc). We always seem to have these items on hand and everyone loves them. And best of all they are easy to make and easy to clean up.
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7 responses
• United States
18 Feb 08
I always keep a frozen meal in the freezer for times when I just don't want to deal with making something. But I have noticed that we have breakfast for dinner at least 2 times a month so that would probably be my go to meal. But if it were up to my sons we would have hot dogs and mac and cheese once a week!
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@supeemom (122)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I should keep a meal frozen in the freezer, but I usually fail to plan that far ahead. I think my husbands vote is hot dogs and mac & cheese too, but for me it takes way to long to boil noodles for mac & cheese, I don't have that kind of patience at the end of the day. LOL.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Feb 08
My quick meal that everyone likes is pasta. I just have to boil some water, throw in the pasta, and heat up a can of tomatoes with some olive oil, herbs, garlic, s&p...done in 20 minutes. I usually serve it with a quick side salad and some bread.
@supeemom (122)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Okay I may have to take back what I said about it taking to long to boil noodles for a quick fix meal. Your menu sounds DELICIOUS! and healthy.
@gemini_rose (16193)
18 Feb 08
If I need to get something for the family quick, its usually something with rice or noodles or hot dogs. These things are really quick and can be cooked up withing half an hour for me.
@supeemom (122)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Hot dogs seem to be the popular choice. Go for minute rice and microwave the hot dogs. You'll shave 28 minutes off your cook time.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
18 Feb 08
Macaroni and cheese. I usually have a block of cheddar around and some sort of pasta. I seem to be forever forgetting to defrost, a most annoying habit of mine.
@supeemom (122)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I have the same problem about forgetting to defrost ahead of time, hence the discussion. Thank goodness for the defrost function on the microwave. Heck, thank goodness for the microwave.
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
18 Feb 08
I am not sure if I ever have a quick fix dinner because we usually prepare our meals from scratch and fresh. But then for the quick fix I think I will have the combination of rice, stir fry veggies and fried fish for the dinner. I think this combination is not that bad as it only took me about 30 minutes to make them ready for the dinner.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
18 Feb 08
My go to meal is spaghetti. It is something that we always have on hand and everyone will eat. If I have meat I add it to the sauce if not it is still good. I add a veggie and a fruit and everyone is happy.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Interesting discussion that you have started here. Ours is usually frozen pizza. Of course we have to throw on some extra toppings, but it doesn't take long to make and everyone loves it, just like with you and yours.