Wok No

You have stalked Pinterest, carefully meal planned for the week and are actually excited to try out your new finds when……you’ve been out all day, the traffic was awful, the kid got sick, you have a headache, Murphy’s law showed up and showed out and all of your planning is gone out of the window.

What do you eat? Like seriously.

I know we all have that one easy concoction of a meal that is the go to. Well, share yours. I’m tired of ours.

I’m too ashamed to tell you what one of them is but the other is usually chicken stir fry. I buy the vegetables already cut up in the bag. I throw it in the pot with some pre cut chicken strips, pour a bottle of teriyaki sauce over it while the rice cooker gets the rice ready and voila!

Welp, I think we can only eat so much chicken stir fry. What is your go to easy meal when you just don’t feel like cooking.

My family appreciates your generosity and sharing spirit in advance…trust me.

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  1. Lol you know I have plenty but when I know I will be out all day I don’t cook at all it’s just too much if an emergency comes up then I usually buy something out if I am low on funds I buy from the kids menu or dollar menu or I eat cereal. Here are a few of my go to meals taco, spaghetti, burgers on the grill, homemade pizza, grilled ham and cheese. On Mondays papa johns has a special for 8.99 large pizza and we order that if I am to tired to cook. On Wed. Zaxby has kids meals for 99cents per each adult meal.

  2. Spaghetti, chicken quesadilla, fried fish or fish tacos and believe it or NOT Tuna Helper! I’m ALWAYS looking for quick dishes for the fam. Seem like we always eat the same thing over her!

    1. We do to. Same food in rotation. I’m like can I get a change. I really don’t have an appetite in the summer so I ‘m looking for a bunch of salads and things maybe I can prepare at once and be done with it.

  3. We have frozen fish from BJs pre-seasoned and we do steamed veggies with rice (I used to be concerned about salt content on pre-seasoned foods but their fish is reasonable!). Pot of rice takes same time as fish to cook (20 min) and we’re eating in just under 30 minutes. LOVE it!
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  4. Lemon pepper chicken legs and au gratin potatoes. Season the chicken legs with lemon pepper, squeeze some lemon juice over and cover with aluminum foil. Cook on 375 for 45 minutes and the au gratin potatoes are by Bob Evans… put in the microwave for 5 minutes and it’s done!
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  5. I always keep a bag of tilapia on hand. It takes 15 minutes tops to cook from its frozen state. You just season with a little season salt and butter and pop it in the oven or steam on the stove top. It goes well with frozen or fresh veggies and rice. I’m in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes!
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  6. Definitely spaghetti with pesto…easier meal ever and delicious too! Probably not nutritious but you can always add veggie and protein to the side!

  7. I am not creative with meals at all. I would pick up something, or heat something up from the frozen food section. Other times, I’ll put together a tuna something or baked spaghetti (which is my go to meal).
    Good luck!! Wish I had more to offer.
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  8. I try to keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer. I’ll throw those in some Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, chicken broth, mustard, and pepper and let them simmer ’til done. Serve over rice. Add steamed or fresh vegetables as a side. Done.

    The kid and I also love lentils. Put those in a pot, cover with chicken broth, add cumin, pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer until done – usually 25/30 minutes. We eat these over rice or sometimes I’ll add more broth and we’ll eat this as a soup.

    I’m also not ashamed to serve lunch for dinner. Sandwiches, fruit, chips/pretzels.

    My husband works out of town, so I think I get away with more than the average working mom 🙂

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