5 go to meals

So, lets be honest…. we all want to create perfect meals every day and have fantastic, healthy meals for our families. And as a stay at home mom, It is kind of my job to make sure that my family eats 3 square meals a day…. Well sorta. My oldest gets a quick breakfast in the morning because she is not the greatest at waking up for school and then she eats lunch at school and then gets dinner.

And as a parent, there are just some days where I just don’t want to cook or I am too sick or exhausted to craft one of those fantastic meals. So there are usually an arsenal of go to meals that moms, or at least I do, have in our back pocket for these days.

 

One of the biggest go to meals for days that are busy or days where I just don’t feel like spending too much time standing in the kitchen is Spaghetti. It is quick and easy to cook. It takes less than 30 minutes to have a hot and delicious meal on the table. And I usually have 3 variations in my arsenal. There’s regular spaghetti, baked spaghetti and taco spaghetti. It is amazing. And although there are the pasta carb debate going around that too much pasta isn’t health….there are ways that I can sneak health into these meals.  There are noodles that are made out of vegetables. And you cannot tell, or at least my kids can’t when they eat it.

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Another go to meal is hot dog mac and cheese.  Another non healthy meal that some of those parents would never put on the table for the kids.  It is the quickest easiest meal that my kids love. It is extremely simple and literately 2 ingredients. Takes less than 20 minutes to get on the plate. Its Mac and cheese, which I use Velveeta I love the ooey gooey cheese rather than the powder, and hotdogs. It couldn’t be more simple. We don’t eat it very often but when I have had one of those days, this is one of the meals my kids ask for.

Most people do Taco Tuesday. I do Taco Pizza. It is simple and a hit. Especially with the husband. It is simple and I can put it all together in 30 mins or less. It is crescent rolls pinched together to fit my pizza pan. Covered with refried beans, taco meat, diced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and cheese. It tastes amazing and is easier than it actually sounds.

My favorite go to meal when its cold and we’re feeling under the weather is Potato Soup. It is creamy and yummy and honestly the hardest part is peeling and cutting the potatoes. And I can cook and dice up cauliflower and broccoli and sneak it into the soup without my family really knowing. It is so good that I usually eat so much that I fall into a food coma. Honestly the best thing in the world. I absolutely love it.

My 5th go to meal would have to be pizza. If I am under the weather or just not in the mood to cook….we usually order in. But If I want to include my kids, which I try to do often because our oldest just adores cooking and watches the cooking shows, we make homemade stuff crust pizza. This is a go to meal because I don’t have to do much, my daughter does.

 

These are my five go to meals…. what are yours?

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  1. The first dish is a potato with a cutlet (meat in most cases is a chicken, sometimes a pork loin). The second course is chicken broth with noodles and here the majority of threads reign supreme, quite a versatile soup that can quickly change into another.
    The third is spaghetti pasta, tomato sauce, basil, a bit of cheese and of course minced meat with a pork shoulder, two of them only noodles pasta, spaghetti, sometimes a different shape replacement and sometimes meat but no sauce :). The fourth dish is dumplings or dumplings similar ingredients but buy because it is not always time to do it. The fifth dish is fries with fish sticks, home fries, but the fingers bought, with the amount of oil in the fries we try to rarely prepare this dish.
    The last sixth dish I’m sorry to go over the border of five dishes but not to skip the cheapest and the fastest dish is red borscht with potatoes (a little half beet apples, boiled and seasoned with lemon juice and spices and in the meantime cook the potatoes until they are soft, serve together and then eat )

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    • Chicken and dumplings was one of my great grandma’s go to meals when I was a little kid and man dd she make the BEST chicken and dumplings…. until my grandpa, her son, died then she wasn’t the same and sometimes forgot to take the chicken bones out. Great list though. Thank you for sharing.

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