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Roughly 10-20 mins to have something on the table... help
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:57 PM
With our slow cooker I bought a timer for it so that I could chuck everything in, and then the timer would auto turn it on and off at the right times. Lifesaver on work days. Also means you dont have to rely on DH remembering to turn it on
I also make a huge spinach and ricotta lasagna on Sundays and we eat that on either Mon or Tues night when I get home from work and have no time to cook.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:05 PM
Awesome everyone, thank you so much.
As someone said I will most likely not have a problem if I am organized and prepare as much as I can on the Sunday before.
I have created a 4 week rotating menu for those two days and I can see already that given that I will only be preparing two meals a week (which many have left overs that I will and can freeze) I think I might only have to cook for those two nights once a fortnight or so.
(eg, Honey Mustard Chicken & Rice _ I will spend Sunday making up Honey Mustard Chicken then split it in half and put half in the freezer, half in the fridge for Monday night and just cook rice when I get home Monday night). I can do the same with bolognaise pasta sauce, pumpkin soup etc. There are a few things I probably won't be able to do it with (think stir fry) but I can still cut the vegies & meat pieces and have them ready to cook as soon as I get home.
I could be wrong with what time I get home too but I am expecting 6 as I won't finish work until 5 and I have to pick up DD on my way home.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:26 PM
A quick meal we have is vegie burgers (bought ones from the supermarket fridge). I put them in the oven to heat (no turning required).
While they are in the oven I get rolls out and spread with avocado, chutney, salad mix, tomatoes, cheese, and anything else like hummus, gherkins etc.
By the time I've prepared the rolls and set the table, the vegie burgers are warm and ready to be added to the rolls.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:39 PM
Cook a pot of the bolagnase sauce when you have time - freeze portions of it and nuke in the microwave when needed while quickly boiling water and cooking Angel hair pasta ( only takes 3 minutes!!!).
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:50 PM
Another favourite pasta sauce that is different is Pesto. My DD loves this so much and all you have to do is mix through the cooked pasta, you don't really even need to heat it up.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:53 PM
I very rarely cook from scratch when I get home from work. This is what I do:
Monday: slow cooker meal (I put it on at 6:30am)
Tuesday: frozen meal (I do a big cook of 20-30 meals once every few months)
Thursday: steak and salad
Friday: frozen fish and chips and salad
I need to have easy.
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