Jennifer - posted on 11/06/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
My evenings tend to be a little crazy to say the least. I have a 1mo. old, a 2 1/2 year old, a 5 year old that is in kindergarten, and a 6 year old that is in 1st grade. My two oldest don't get off the bus until almost 5pm, and bedtime is at 8:30. In that time, we need to have supper, do homework (usually everynight for both kids) work on potty training with the 2 1/2 year old, supper dishes, feed the baby, baths, and anything else that pops up (like Weds nights when whe have church at 7pm). My husband works long hrs., and sometimes doesn't get home until 6 or 7 and has to go to bed by around 8 to get up at 3am., so usually it is just me doing everything. I just thought it would be great if we all could share some meals that don't take a whole lot of prep time, and can be made in a hurry since I'm sure there are others in the same boat. Here is my favorite.
Broccoli cheese soup
1/2c. chopped onions 2Tbs. butter 1 large can chicken broth 1 (8 oz.) pkg. fine noodles
1tsp. salt 1sm pkg frozen broccoli, chopped 1/2tsp. garlic salt 6c. milk
1/2tsp. pepper 1lb. velveeta cheese, cubed
simmer butter and onions for 1min. Add chicken broth. Bring to boiling point. Add noodles and salt and cook for 3 min. Add chopped broccoli and garlic salt and boil for 4min. Add milk and pepper, and bring to almost boiling. Add cubed cheese, stirring until melted. Do not boil soup after cheese is melted.