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In which I learn a thing or 2 about convenience foods

Thursday, February 28, 2013

They are not always more convenient.

The origional plan for dinner this evening was a pot of soup - either pasta fagiole or Chicken Alphabet Noodle. Possibly a ham chowder. In a fit of industriousness I had even pre-chopped the vegetables.

While at the grocery store, I decided the soup idea was going to be too much work. I picked up some premade chicken sliders and frozen sweet potato fries (and tater tots too. Hey, I have a 6 year old. Dont judge me.) We needed a vegetable, so I opted for DH's favorite: broccoli rabe.

An hour later, everythings getting done at different times, I dirty 3 pots instead of 1 and I realized: shoulda gone with the soup.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 3/3/2013 1:11PM

    I love cheesy tater tots. I am unapologetic when it comes to my junk food pleasures.

A couple of years ago, I made the rule that I would no longer buy highly processed foods. The ingredients on the label have to be things that I could buy elsewhere in the store or I just buy the basic items. It makes for some pain in the neck, do I really have to cook moments, but our diet has improved tremendously.

That's not to say that I don't eat junk. There's plenty of opportunity for that at the office, but what comes into my house is pretty selective. It has also simplified cooking.

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LESLIELENORE 3/1/2013 4:29PM

    Strange how that works, huh?

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    Ha ha.Been there.
Soup is always my quickest option now. I can make the best chicken soup, we like lots of extra vegetables in it, and it makes a whole meal. The other option is going to the diner...yes, they now know where we like to sit. Unfortunately I'll eat way more and less healthy food than my soup would have been and still be finished and home in the same time it would have taken to cook, eat and relax!

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GINGERHAWK 3/1/2013 9:54AM

  I think we've all been there at some point and, I'm not gonna lie, I love the occasional tater tot (and I don't even have little ones at home anymore!).

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FITFOODIE806 3/1/2013 8:02AM

    Ha! So been there. My kids had corn dogs last night while DH and I are chicken, sweet potatoes, spinach and quinoa. Sometimes that's the reality of family cooking!

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JPONCIN 3/1/2013 5:36AM

  I made soup...sorry! ;)

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LULUBELLE65 3/1/2013 4:57AM

    I cannot manage to make dinner with out dirtying everything in the kitchen.

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LADY_MARIANA 2/28/2013 11:17PM

    I really hear you. I have been there and I have done that and I have had ten dirty cooking items when I really only needed one or two.

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5FOOTRUNT 2/28/2013 10:05PM

    LOL !, I've done that as well. The things we do to ourselves.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/28/2013 10:04PM

    yep should of gone with the soup. One pot emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/28/2013 9:45PM

    I've done that. Trying to save time/energy you end up spending more! Hope dinner was a least good!

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VIXSTERLU 2/28/2013 8:41PM

    Haha, this made me giggle. Thanks for that! I am so hungry right now, I can't wait to go home and eat my slow cooker concoction. I had a huge Togo's salad, but still hungry, grrr. Thursday are too long for me, boohoo emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/28/2013 8:15PM

    Whyizzit, when I buy the ingredients at the store it sounds so simple, but when I get home I don't feel like putting it together? emoticon

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