Anyone have a good time saving dinner recipe?

United States
January 17, 2010 6:37pm CST
Hey there, i just started working a little later in the evening and now i find myself with less time to prepare meals to eat at a decent hour. Anyone have a good recipe that is fairly quick to prepare?
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Actually if you like shrimp or fish they are both speedy to fix. You can even start with frozen shrimp and still have the whole meal cooked in 20 minutes. You just have to place the shrimp in a collander and run cold water over it until the shrimp is mostly defrosted. Then you can toss it in a pan with a little olive oil and garlic, and maybe some veggies, and about a 1/4 cup of water and some corn starch, then boil some noodles, and pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta. You have a complete meal super fast. Also you could buy some sliced roast beef at the deli and either get some gravy or au juice, and you can just heat it up the meat and the gravy or the juice in a pan, and either eat it like that or put it on french rolls and make French Dip sandwiches and have a salad or some other vegetables with it. You can also buy sliced turkey sliced thick at the deli, get some turkey gravy in a can and make some instant potatoes and serve the turkey and gravy over the potatoes and heat up some canned veggies. Dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes.
• United States
19 Jan 10
Thank you so much!! I jotted down you ideas, ended up making the beef and veggie with dip ....my fiance was impressed so on behalf of him and myself thank you thank you thank you for the easy time saving ideas they will definately help me lol and him out!!
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Check out allrecipes.com. They have a plethora of quick and easy recipes that take 20 minutes or less. I try to do casseroles so that I have a two day meal going. Another quickie in my stable is chili and rice. Tacos, grilled cheese sanwiches and soups, Hoagie sandwiches and chips are some others I cook too. Tonight I just heat up some polishes since I had loads of laundry that needed to dry and I was doing the laundry at my parents. It took so long because of cold air getting in the dryer making the drying time longer. Luckily I had some quick fix items like polishes.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
18 Jan 10
The first thing that comes to my mind is chili. My version that I got from my grandma is easy, fast, and inexpensive, and quite tasty and filling. Just brown up some ground beef with onions, and add some canned stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, and chili beans. Season with chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper. Or if you want to go even easier, just pick up a packet of "chili seasoning" in the seasonings aisle. I cook for two, so I use 1/2 lb. of ground beef and one can each of tomatoes, kidney and chili beans. If you're cooking for more, just double it. If you want to get really fancy, you can top the chili with shredded cheese and sour cream, and serve a side of Jiffy cornbread muffins.