That’s today’s Share a Spoon theme over at Think Tank Momma – quick and easy meals. Because it’s hot. I don’t mean, it’s summer so yeah, it’s hot – or I live in the South so it’s hot & humid – I mean it’s H-O-T. Record-breaking over the 100 degree mark, super hot. So who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, over a hot stove, heating up the house when the air conditioner is already working to it’s maximum capacity? Not. me. So today’s theme got me thinking…what are some of my go-to quick and easy meals?
The first thing that comes to mind is PIZZA! I think I love it even more than the kids do. It’s so versatile, the whole family likes it, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort. I love a meal that can be easily customized to fit every one’s taste buds. (as picky as some of them are). My go-to crust is this one – it’s made in the bread machine which I find super convenient. I’ve also recently discovered this pizza sauce….no cooking required, super simple, and so much better than what I was buying in the jar!
You can’t get much easier than that! Then you can top it with whatever your family likes.
Another super quick and easy meal are quesadillas. They are also versatile and you can fill them with whatever you like. I had some shredded chicken (that had been pre-cooked and frozen – huge time saver!) thawed in the fridge and was trying to decide what to fix for dinner the other night. When I saw the tortillas in the pantry…I decided on quesadillas. Chicken, with a little taco seasoning and cheese for the kids…