I don't particularly enjoy cooking, but I hate doing dishes more. And in my house the cook doesn't have to do the washing up sooo... a fair trade in my opinion.
I typically rotate standard meals like nachos, stir fry, pastas and salads etc. But on the "I've got no time for this!" days I pull out one of the 5 recipes below. They all require minimal ingredients, can be made in under 30 minutes or are easily whipped together in a crock pot.
In addition to simple meals, I only cook 3 times a week. Yup! I adjust the quantities in the recipes I make to cover 2 nights worth of dinners. This means we are re-heating the meal the following night. I imagine this would be unrealistic + potentially weird to some people, but this method has quite literally changed my life and I highly recommend giving it a go. Once a week we also head out for dinner, either to a restaurant or a friends/families house, or order a take out.
Take a look if you have been hunting for easy winter weeknight dinners too (pssst they have been picky-eater approved).
1. Foolproof Chicken Parmesan
I've been making this for years and the recipe has never failed me. It's so simple you don’t even need an egg - the breadcrumbs stick just fine to the chicken! Find the recipe HERE (source: Crazy for Crust)
2. Easy Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
Slow cooker corn chowder is easier than you think! Only 15 minutes of prep and your trusty slow cooker for an easy corn chowder the entire family will love. I use any left over cream to make a batch of simple Lemonade Scones to serve too. Find the recipe HERE (source: Half-Scratched)
Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern meal of poached eggs in a simmering tomato sauce with spices. This one-pan meal is ready in less than 30 minutes and delicious with toasted pita + we love an easy clean up! Find the recipe HERE (source: Downshiftology)
4. Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
This slow cooker Mexican shredded chicken uses only three ingredients, is super easy to throw together, and is perfect in all your Mexican dishes, from tacos to burritos to salads. Find the recipe HERE (source: 40 Aprons)
5. Cheesy Baked Meatballs
We pop these in long rolls, sprinkle with a little more cheese and toast them under the grill for a few minutes for yummy meatball subs. Find the recipe HERE (source: New World)
How do you do dinner?
Tania of LMB. x