It is absolutely essential that every busy mom (and dad) have a few 15 minute meals in their repertoire. There are days in each week that require some quick thinking and lightening fast meal prep. This is where having the well stocked pantry pays off as well. If you always have on hand the ingredients for a 15 minute meal (which means that every time you shop you buy them) you will always be prepared to get some kind of a meal on the table on busy nights.
My go-to 15 minute meals are the following
Spaghetti and marinara (which is always in my freezer)
Keilbasa and potatoes (sauteed in butter with onions)
Hot dogs and beans (not the most nutritious option but popular)
American chop suey
Grilled chicken breast sandwiches
Pancakes and sausage
None of it is fancy but it is all filling and quick. It can be enhanced by some quickly steamed vegetable or a quickly tossed salad. Even a relish tray.
What are your favorite quick meals?
The plan for the week:
Monday: Salmon cakes and cole slaw
Tuesday: Chicken cutlet parm with pasta and salad
Wednesday: French toast and sausage (unless a better idea presents itself)
Thursday: Taco Thursday (it will be a busy evening)
Friday: Pizza night
Saturday: Pork roast, potatoes, squash and a veggie
Sunday: Chicken soup and homemade bread
Please leave your link to your Monday Menu post below! It doesn’t have to be written on a Monday, just share your favorite menu/kitchen post.
Barbara Szyszkiewicz says
Speedy meals are my lifeline right now! In my freezer, you’ll usually find the makings for:
spaghetti with meatballs
spaghetti with marinara
Chicken Caesar sandwiches