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Easy meals

im bout to start school and i wanted to know if any mom has a gd easy meal i can prepare for me and my 4yr old when i get home so i could have a little extra time to study

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Jocelynn18

Asked by Jocelynn18 at 2:24 AM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Invest is a crockpot (slow cooker). This will save you sooo much time. Look on food.com for slow cooker recipes. You can pretty much throw anything in there in the morning and it will be done when you get home!
    Dreamlander

    Answer by Dreamlander at 2:51 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Stir frys are fast and what about breakfast for dinner? Like fruit with French toast, eggs, etc.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:45 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I second the crockpot, you will not believe how much easier your life will be, also how little you can spend on a meal. I throw beans in mine in the morning, no need to even soak, $1,79 for a big bag of butter beans, chop a small onion , about 50 cents, a couple cloves of garlic, about 20cents, and what ever seasoning you like (no salt, makes beans tough) and be done! when you get home mix up a pack of cornbread, under a dollar, and you have dinner and leftovers for about $3! you can do this with any type of bean if you dont like butter, I like pintos with just a small bit of picante sauce cooked in, or Louisiana Hot sauce...split peas with onion and liquid smoke, red beans with rice, all can be made for under $4
    shivasgirl

    Answer by shivasgirl at 8:20 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Crockpots are great for meal planning. You could throw in some chicken parts with some of your favorite salsa and let it cook while you're at school. It's ready by the time you come home. Just take out the chicken before serving, throw in some minute rice, let it stand for 5 min. and you have dinner. Just microwave some frozen vegies.

    Spend your weekends doing some easy cooking and freeze it in portions for you and your DD. All you have to do is microwave what you made.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 8:33 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I agree with the crock pot ideas. Check out the website kraftfoods.com There are a lot of simple recipes and they even list the cook and prep time.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 8:41 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Crockpots are great. Here's a recipe you can make with him, add a salad or veggie and you're done.
    Barbeque Cups
    1 lb. ground beef, pork or turkey
    1 bottle barbeque sauce
    2 cans refrigerator biscuits
    Shredded Cheddar cheese

    Brown ground beef, drain. Return to pan and add sauce, heat through. Flatten each biscuit out and place in muffin tins, to form a cup. Spoon beef mixture into each cup. Cook about 10 minutes (check biscuit can for oven temperature, and reduce by 25 degrees). Remove from oven and add cheese. Return to oven for a couple more minutes, just to melt cheese.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:59 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • This is quick
    Beanie Wienies
    1 medium onion
    1 stalk celery
    1 large can Pork & Beans (28 oz.)
    1 lb. Hot dogs
    1 cup ketchup
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    Over medium heat, sauté onions and celery in small amount of oil in skillet or saucepan, for about 5 minutes. Cut hot dogs into 1” pieces. Add hot dogs and rest of ingredients to onions and celery. Lower heat and let cook about 20 minutes.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:01 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Chicken & Green Bean Skillet
    1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
    1 pkg. (9 oz.) frozen cut green beans, thawed
    2 Tablespoons. water
    1/2 lb. (8 oz.) Velveeta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

    Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook and stir on medium-high heat 3 to 4 min. or until cooked through.
    Stir in beans and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 5 min. or until beans are tender.
    Add Velveeta and pepper; cook until Velveeta is completely melted, stirring frequently. Serve over the rice.
    Yield 6 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:02 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

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