What do you do when you just aren't feeling enthusiastic about being in the kitchen, it's 5:15, and you have no dinner plans?
Where we live, there is no delivery, there are a few take-out options but we'd like to avoid that today (because we'll probably go out to dinner tomorrow), I have no leftovers in the fridge, no meat thawed, we're out of dried beans (which is a great quick go-to food with a pressure cooker!), and I don't want pasta (which is a common quickie dinner here). Ugh. Maybe I'll go with breakfast for dinner and make pancakes. I could probably thaw some sausage quick enough. I have a few potatoes--maybe I'll make a potato frittata. (We always have PLENTY of eggs! Yay chickens!) What are your favorite quick dinners?
Breakfast for supper, which is usually eggs or pancakes last minute.
Tacos or quesadillas.
If we're lucky, a main dish sald--taco, grilled/sauteed chicken with mandarin oranges and crunchy ramen, or tuna tossed in a green salad.
Sandwiches and fruit.
Where we live there are no restaurants, no takeout and the store closes at 7 on weekdays. That is OK because most people do big lunch/small dinner and then eat meat and cheese on bread with fruit or salad for dinner.
If just me and dd, I'll go with egg sandwiches or cheesy omlettes (with potato something if we have it), sometimes just fruit & yogurt. Dd will be fine with some cut up fruit/veg and cheese with a piece of bread as a meal.
If dh too:
I have a few soups I can make with a frozen bag of peas or corn that don't need too much more, and everyone seems to like, so those work too, usually with grilled cheese.
Quesadillas, sometimes just chips & salsa (for me anyway). We'll also sometimes make fancy nachos (with canned beans & any veggies that make sense) or homemade chili fries (with oven potatoes and can chili or homemade if we have any left).
Eggs usually: egg burritos, german pancakes, waffles, regular pancakes, eggs and toast, frittata, eggs and rice.
Sandwiches and salad.
Sandwiches, salad, smoothies, omelettes, leftovers. If I have something for the crust, a "whatever is available" pizza.
Omlette-we have chickens too! I personally love scrambled eggs over salad greens with Annie's Goddess dressing, and a glass of white wine. Kids like scrambled eggs with cheese melted on top.
A crust-less Quiche is easy, eggs cheese milk a little flour and cooked veggie of your choice (or frozen chopped spinach, thawed, is easy)salt and pepper. Very easy to mix up. Throw in a greased casserole and bake.
Would anyone mind sharing their fish taco recipe? We have eggs or oatmeal for dinner, in a crunch. Thanks so much! Ann