Dinner Recipes That Are Quick & Easy

every friday will now become the food dayDinner Ideas for Quick Meals

I need fast and easy dinner recipes that will let me make quick dinners. At my house, time absolutely flies. I get all the kids out the door to their respective schools and it feels like I have so much time. In my mind I should be able to accomplish everything on my “to do” list and so much more. After all, I have almost eight hours all to myself.
I don’t want to brag, but I work in high gear most of the time.

As a matter of fact, I frequently get up before 5:00 AM just to get an early start. It is a real mystery to me how  4:00PM arrives so fast, and suddenly I have to ask myself the dreaded question-what do I make for dinner that is fast and easy? Can any of you identify with that? I know that it sounds funny coming from someone who owned a catering company for ten years. Hey, have you ever heard about the cobblers children?

First of all, after all the hours I have spent in the kitchen, I am always on the lookout for time savers and shortcuts. To be honest, the biggest time saver is to have a plan, yeah, the M word. Menus remind me of budgets, sort of a pain to do, but makes a world of difference in real life.

I have been working on the menus and I will share the first weeks plan soon, but first I want to tell you what I have been doing . Every day I made a different meal, but I prepared twice as much as usual, and froze half. It only takes a little extra time to make a bigger batch, but the great thing is that I now have a weeks worth of meals ready to go. Well, to be more accurate, I have a weeks worth of entrees. I figure the veggies and startches I will leave for later. To be really honest, I am really liking this plan.

Having a menu prepared will cut down on the shopping time, and making two meals at once is like winning the lottery of dinner prep! Hopefully that will free up a bunch of time for other things, like work and play! I hope that you will like this as much as I am going to. Please leave your comments and suggestions. If we all contribute, this will be a really great tool for all of us! Hopefully I can post the first weeks menu by Saturday.

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A Christmas Cookie Recipe from My Mom

12 Cookies of Christmas '09

Time to Pull Out the Family Favorite Recipes

I love Christmas. It is a time when we focus on God’s love for us. It is also a
time when we are selfish with our time and keep our own family at the center
of our attention. It is time to sit in front of the tree with a fire in the fireplace and just enjoy spending time with one another.

Of course, having special food is all part of the memory making times, and therefore, we have special recipes that we reserve for this time only. My Mom’s Toffee bars have that type of memory for me.

To tell you the truth, I don’t really know why I only make these once a year. They are super easy, and my family loves them. I guess I am just hooked on tradition. I hope your family likes them as much as my family does.

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Toffee Bars.egg by doughraisingmom on Aviary
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Easy Recipe for Baking Powder Biscuits

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