Monday, September 21, 2009

meals on wheels.

Dear friends, I need your help.

I am headed to get the next 2 weeks worth of groceries after class tonight and I could use some serious assistance. Do any of you have any suggestions of things I can make in advance that can be eaten on-the-go? The sad reality of our household is that G and I aren't home to eat dinner together right now. We both just have to run home, throw together a PBJ and run back out the door to class, but we are so sick of it! I feel bad for my husband whose dinner for the past month has been little snacks here and there. I am racking my brain for ideas & coming up with nothing.

To you more experienced wifeys, any ideas of what I should get or what I could cook? What would you feed your husband in this situation? We miss our dinners.

Thanks in advance.

11 comments:

  1. hmm... do you consider a cold pasta food on the go? If so, I have a great recipe that is even better the day after. It doesn't have a name, it's just a very common italian pasta that wyatt would eat a lot when he lived there. Penne pasta, with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozz (cubed), fresh basil, corn (can be from the can), and drizzle it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your taste. Just cook the noodles, drain and rinse them under cool water for a bit. Slice the tomatoes in half, add them, cube the mozz & add, shred the basil & add about a can of corn (drained). Mix it all together and add the oil and vinegar (oh and some salt). That's it- it's so delicious!

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  2. chicken enchiladas are always good for a couple days reheated in the microwave. but don't freeze them they get soggy. make some soup and freeze it, easily reheatable aka "tomato basil" double it.
    http://rmcisraelsen.blogspot.com/search?q=tomato+soup

    chicken salad sandwiches are always better then pb&j and easy.

    we do cheese quesadillas all the time and you can make zataran's red beans and rice to go with them and throw it together.

    we don't do a ton of fast meals. but i'll keep racking my brain.

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  3. Any kind of casserole, you can freeze it and then just heat and eat. They're usually quick and yummy and you can make a bunch of different ones on a day off and freeze them for the weeks ahead. Kiersti also told me about a cookbook she just bought that has some yummy easy recipes that you can make and it also has recipes for just 1 or 2 servings. I think it's called the hungry girl or something like that and she got it at Sams. I'm sure I have a bunch of recipes for different things too if you want more specifics let me know. Also I use a lot of recipes from kraftfoods.com

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  4. We make paninis a lot on our george foreman grill. We mix and match breads, meats, cheeses, veggies and sauces. It's quick (under 10 mins from start to finish) and mixes things up from a PB&J.

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  5. On the weekends I make a couple of different casseroles for variety. I cook them and then cut them up and put them in to-go containers and then put them in the freezer.

    Another thing I do is cook a roast or a ham in the crock pot for Sunday dinner. Then we will use the leftovers for sandwiches or quick meals. You can either heat them up and put cheese on it or eat it cold. Or you can cook a bake potato in the microwave to go along with it pretty quickly. Michael will also cut a slice of the roast, add lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and cheese and put it in a tortilla. Much better than PB&J.

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  6. Hey! I just googled Freezer Friendly Recipes and got a whole bunch of different options! Some sound way yummy and easy, others not so much! At least it's a fun way to find some possibly yummy dishes you guys can do in a hurry!

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  7. also, now that the weather is turning cold (or should be soon!) you could do yummy soups! Brocoli cheese, baked potato, vegtable beef, chicken noodle, turkey noodle with homemade noodles, yum I'm making myself hungry! Anyway, soup with a breadstick or roll would be way quick and easy too! And again freezer friendly!
    And crockpot stuff is easy too and you can get that ready to go in the morning and then each of you eat on your own when you get home! I have lots of crock recipes too if you want some!

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  8. why did you write congratulations G? Whats the news?

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  9. thank you, thank you, thank you! your ideas have been written down & they will be put to good use! xo!

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  10. Ok J, here's the easiest crock pot recipe ever. We call it stuff on noodles and it's one my whole families favorites (you'll have to ask Bryan, he likes it too!) Anyway, it's a can of cream of mush or chicken whatever, a can of the cream of mush/chicken (so that's 2 cans of cream of soup) and then meat, we use beef or chicken or whatever! You cut it up, brown it and then throw everything in the crock and cook it on low all day long, serve over rice or noodles. I also add a bunch of herbs, garlic, basil, cilantro, etc etc etc! Whatever you guys like! It's also good to brown your meat w/ onions if you like that, and add shrooms and stuff too! YUMMY! I'll compile a bunch of easy recipes I use and get those to you so you can try! I have a funny fetish for cookbooks and recipes, I just can't get enough of them!

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  11. It was my pleasure! Yep. I found your blog on Jennie's blog. I remembered you being in our ward for just a bit. Your blog is fun and I love how you write. Thanks for allowing me to blurk! :]

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thank you for your shout outs!