no time to cook

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Marie - posted on 07/08/2009

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I have a few ways that help me during the week of meals.
1. I, for years, have cooked up my meats on Saturday or Sunday. I typically buy the frozen chicken breasts or even the chicken breasts strips that are quick frozen (perfect size for my kids).
2. Thaw meat in big bag with marinades (my kids love BBQ and Teriyaki).
3. I also, when making casseroles, double the recipe and make two. That gives me a dinner for another night, there is always a day when you have to work a little later or have an appointment...this is when you typically end up getting drive thru.
4. When cooking hamburger meat—cook several pounds, divide and freeze—good for tacos and the “Helping Hand” meals.
5. If you have an oven that you can program to start...learn to use that feature. My husband typically is home by 3:45 and I am not far behind with the kids. I can set my oven to start at 2:30 or so and walk into a meal that is almost ready!!!
6. Keep canned vegies and the the vegies frozen in the bags that can be microwaved handy.
Hope that helps!

Becky - posted on 07/08/2009

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how do you use it in the summer? in the winter i made lots of yummy soups, stews, whatever, but what about now - it is too hot for soup!

i have been using those pre-made dinners in a bag that you just cook on the stove for about 7-10 minutes, throw in an extra bag of frozen (or fresh) veggies, perfect!

Christina - posted on 07/08/2009

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I see that everyone has already mentioned the almighty CROCK POT!! It is the best. I work from home and still LOVE to use it. The smell of it cooking all day is yummy and everynight when my hubby gets home he always comments on how yummy it smells :)

Sjorcha - posted on 07/05/2009

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The crockpot!!, healthy nutritious very easy. But cooking double so that the extra can be frozen for later when you are really pressed.

Heather - posted on 07/05/2009

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Definitely a crock pot...one of my kids favorites is a roast and you throw in a can of cream of mushroom soup and let it cook all day when you come home the roast just falls apart and it makes its own gravy...also you can brown hamburger in bulk then freeze it in portions...then you can break it up and put in casseroles or whatever you normally would use it for...

Heather - posted on 06/13/2009

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Since my husband gets home first and I handle baby bath time and baby drop-off's in the morning, I have him cooking the weekday dinners. I plan out all of the meals, who will be home to eat them on which days, etc. I buy him things that are easy and quick to make and Voila! One less thing to worry about :)

Jessica - posted on 06/09/2009

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I found that if I make a menu for the week I can add quick meals whe needed. It takes all the guess work out and even when we're super busy we end up eating better

Carina - posted on 06/09/2009

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Is there a question to this. I know of some easy meals if that is what you are looking for.

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