I always try to cook for several days in advance on Sunday. I would normally cook Sunday dinner and we usually eat left overs on Monday night. Then on Sunday, I also cook another main dish that we eat 2 days during the week, sometimes Tues, Weds. and sometimes Tues, Thurs, depending on our mood. On another week day, I make something fast like pasta. I use whole wheat pasta and turkey meat for the sauce and we are good to go. I also grill a lot. So, if I don't an hour to cook a big meal, we grill chicken which only takes about 15 minutes to cook and I make a salad.
Since yesterday was Mother's Day, I decided I don't want to cook. Actually, I didn't really decide, I was too tired from our 8 hour spring cleaning cession on Saturday. So, tonight we are grilling steak. I will cook some small potatoes in the oven. They are tiny, so they will probably be done within 20 minutes and make a salad. Hopefully, my meal will not take more than 30 minutes to do. Which would be great since DD has 2 ballet classes today and by the time she gets home and we eat dinner, she has very little time for homework.
You know, I have been having a real hard time cooking in crock pot. My meat always seems to turn out dry. It falls apart really nicely, but tastes dry. I don't understand it. I heard form other SP friends and they also have same issue. Last time, I cooked pork loin and it was also dry. I had to make pulled pork sandwiches. My family liked it, but it was way too much bread for our fat family. Let me know your favorite crock pot recipe.
I love Rachel Ray new show. It comes on in TX on Sunday at 8:00 CST on Food Network. She cooks 5 meals for 5 days and tells you what to prepare in advance and what to prepare the day the meal is served and how to re-heat meals. I actually picked up a lot of tips from her.
Sorry. I did not realize this was so long when I posted. :)
Edited by: OLGAINTX at: 5/9/2011 (10:47)
Olga ~~~~~~~~~~ It maybe too late to go back and make a new start, but it's not too late to make a new ending.
Seeing as we are working moms - thought I would start a thread on how we quickly prepare dinners (and possibly other meals) so that they are family friendly - and healthy. One of my favourites, is of course, the crockpot - I prepare it the night before! One of the best investments I made was buying that pot!
What do you do to ensure the family gets a healthy meal during a work day?
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