Long, busy, tiring work days are often accompanied by lethargic weeknights.
No one said that family and friend dinners couldn’t be incorporated into those very same weeknights. Because there’s absolutely no reason why your taste buds should be confined to only two days of the week.
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Delish.com culminated list of quick and hearty meals that have minimal preparation times and taste restaurant-ready. We couldn’t agree more with the list. Look out, because your work nights could get a lot more delicious.
If there’s one thing that sways away most people from preparing lasagna, it’s probably the long baking time. But without sheet pasta and an oven, lasagna might be one of the easiest to make. Combine your basic lasagna cheeses and vegetables with boiled Rotini or Farfalle pasta to create a lasagna-flavor without really diving into the intricacies of a lasagna.
Inside-Out Lasagnas are your typical lasagna without the long preparation time
Looking to speed up preparation time further? Prepackaged, pre-sliced vegetables (such as cherry tomatoes, peppers, olives, and mushrooms) could cut down on your vegetable shopping, help you stock up in advance, and aid you in preparing the fastest possible meal.
This classic will always continue to be a hit with kids. Combine the fried, munch-y feel of tacos with hearty vegetables and you might have created the meal that makes both sides of the household happy.
Taco Salad: This classic will always continue to be a hit with kids.
By not being constrained to the limits of your taco, the taco salad gives you a lot more room to add your favorite ingredients. I’m a fan of adding cooked greens into the mix to boost the Vitamin K and help to substitute other high calorie alternatives. The trick is to find a balance between health and taste.
With the plethora of store-bought salsa brands out there in the market, in spices flavors to suit any taste bud, it only makes sense to use them to quicken your meals. Combine boiled red beans, quick-cooking beef, or any other meats with hot salsa to create a quality chile.
With the plethora of store-bought salsa brands out there in the market, in spices flavors to suit any taste bud, it only makes sense to use them to quicken your meals.
Now for the verde part: Green leaves and coriander can help you to add flavor to the chile. Try adding green beans to the transfusion. And top with the cheese of your choice.
Black Bean Quesadillas
Give yourself a good 15 minutes and you’d be good to make the perfect black bean quesadilla. Stuff normal tortillas with cooked black bean, salsa, and the greens of your choice to add volume to the orignal flat quesadilla.
If you like your quesadillas to be a bit more on the spicy-side, use melted peppered cheeses like Pepper Jack. Serve with some sour cream and a leafy salad, and there you have a meal!
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The problem with vegetable-heavy soups is all the chopping required to incorporate a variety of vegetables. But if what if you didn’t have to chop at all? It’s surprising the sort of aromatic minestrone soup you can get from just using frozen, precut vegetables!
Either look for frozen stew vegetables with a good mix of potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions, or go for individually packaged vegetables if you’re cooking for a crew.