Well, it’s officiallyÂ February &Â you know what thatÂ means.Â Balance & juggling, balance & juggling.Â As we talked aboutÂ in an earlier post, we need to find ways toÂ make ourÂ lives easier, to add balance.Â So that’s why I’ve dedicatedÂ the month of FebruaryÂ for not onlyÂ getting toÂ know you readers better, but as the month ofÂ fast cuisine.Â
I didÂ some research lastÂ night & came up with a fabulous list of meals on the go from About.com.Â Here’s just a sampling of what we can do whenÂ we get home from work & need to whip something up for yourself or your family.Â Look over thisÂ fast meal idea list & let me know if it was helpful to you.
QuickÂ Meal Ideas List:Â
Cook frozen tortellini according to package directions, drain and stir into heated spaghetti sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Cacciatore Chicken Sandwiches
Cook frozen chicken patties and toast onion buns. Place patties on buns, and top with heated marinara sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese.
Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs
Bake frozen fully cooked meatballs according to package directions. Stir into heated spaghetti sauce and serve over cooked and drained pasta. Top with cheese.
Italian Shrimp And Broccoli
Heat diced garlic and herb tomatoes with frozen broccoli. Stir in cooked shrimp and serve over rice or cooked noodles.
Creamy Chicken And Asparagus
Cook fresh asparagus and add to bottled Alfredo sauce and frozen cooked, diced chicken. Heat over low heat until hot and serve over cooked fettuccine.
Heat frozen cooked meatballs with a jar of brown gravy in heavy saucepan. Stir in some sour cream and a bit of nutmeg. Serve on refrigerated mashed potatoes, heated according to package instructions.
Broil your favorite type of steak (I like ribeye). Add 2 tsp. soy sauce to frozen mushrooms in butter sauce and heat according to package directions. Top steaks with sauce and serve over mashed potatoes made from flakes, according to the package.
Cook refrigerated tortellini and frozen broccoli in the same pot until pasta is tender and broccoli is heated through. Add refrigerated four cheese alfredo sauce and heat.
Heat frozen cooked meatballs with a jar of spaghetti sauce. Spoon onto toasted hoagie buns and top with mozzarella cheese slices. Broil about 1 minute to melt cheese.
Top a Boboli pizza crust with chopped olives, salsa, and shredded cojack cheese. Bake as directed on crust package.
Smoked Salmon Pizza
Top a boboli pizza crust with softened cream cheese, then spoon refrigerated pesto on top. Top with soft cold-smoked salmon strips and Havarti cheese. Bake as directed on crust package.
Cook bow tie pasta with frozen mixed vegetables and drain well. Mix with canned, drained tuna and refrigerated alfredo sauce and heat.
Brown chicken breast pieces in olive oil in skillet, and stir in some salsa. Layer on heated tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Fold tortilla and serve.
Shrimp and Couscous
Heat together cooked shrimp and Italian diced tomatoes. Serve over couscous, cooked according to package directions.