Here’s the thing with my ‘Fast & Easy’ recipes: No – the meal isn’t made from scratch (right down to killing and feathering the chicken). Yes – it is probably something you have done before (there is nothing new under the sun). What I am trying to accomplish with these recipes is:
1. When you arrive home at 6:00 p.m. after a day of – you jumped right out of bed running and haven’t stopped all day.
2. Everyone wants to know ‘What’s for supper?’ and you are out of ideas.
3. You are hungry, tired, and you just can’t think anymore today.
I have heard and felt all of the above more than once in my life. And rather than open a bag of chips and drink a can of soda I thought I would share some of the things that I did and still do when my sons were younger and home. Maybe it will stir some ideas in your head; maybe you have never thought of trying some new combos; or maybe you have been reluctant to try that product in the store (you can’t take the risk of spending the money on a product you are not sure of.)
And with all that said and out of the way; my recipe for this Fast & Easy Monday is (wait for it – drum roll please):
I know, not a revelation, but really good and really fast.
I am not paid to use these products, so if you have others you love use them. These products are not set in stone.
1. Place the sauce in a sauce pot. Heat over medium high heat.
2. After heating the sauce place the meatballs in the sauce and
heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the meatballs have thawed
and are warmed inside. (Basically follow the directions on
3. Toast the buns while the sauce is warming. Open buns
carefully, butter the inside. Place on a warmed grill pan
and toast till grill marks appear.
4. When sauce is heated and buns are toasted; spoon sauce
and meatballs onto the bun.
5. Place cheese slices on top of the sauce, place in microwave
for about 30 seconds to melt the cheese.
6. Add a small salad and fruit on the side. You have a
wonderful fast and easy meal.
You and your family can sit down, eat together, and enjoy each others company. Who am I kidding - they'll scarf down the food - never bothering to chew - so they can get on to whatever else is left of the day before bed; homework or favorite T.V. show.
*The plus is they ate - it wasn't from a fast food chain; you are home and things can settle down for the night.
Lastly, I have a few thoughts to share. We are not all perfect; not everyone loves to cook; and in an active family time is limited. I am preaching to the choir here, but try not to judge yourself by what others are doing. Don't compare - you know your family, what's going on in your life. We do the best we can.
So, everything is not made from scratch (everyone ate, right!); so, the house is not always perfectly clean (Good House Keeping isn't coming to inspect.) You can't wait until everything is perfection before you enjoy your life. If you are waiting, it's going to be a loooooooooooooooong wait. Don't let the fun of living pass you by. O.k., I'm done.
I hope you all out in cyber land have a wonderful week. It is Spring here in Georgia and I am loving it. Here are a few photos of what's been going on with me; plus, the beautiful Spring outside. Oh, and a photo of me. Try not to judge to harshly (I have many flaws. That is why I am usually behind the camera.)
Creating a new Spring wreath for my front door.
A visit to Gibb's Gardens to enjoy the weather and view the daffodils
Making cookies for my families Easter baskets
Blessing to all and Thanks for stopping by,