Ahhhh. Now I feel better.
In all fairness I really do enjoy cooking. But I enjoy cooking for the social experience of eating together... the good food is just a by-product in my opinion. Which is probably the root of my bad eating habits since I clearly don't eat to "fuel my body" necessarily, but that's an entirely different post all together.
Despite enjoying cooking, it doesn't always happen. In fact, more often than not we're scrambling to pull something together quickly because we either didn't make it to the store or I didn't thaw something in the morning or we're just out of time to fix something before we start knawing on empty spoons. So, I thought I'd share two of my favorite tricks. The caveat -- I need MORE of these tricks so comment at the bottom and share your last minute "home made" fake outs.
Oh, and my definition of a fake out is that it could pass for home made....But isn't necessarily.
FIRST: Jack Daniel's ready to eat meat. Sounds a little gross, granted. BUT I SWEAR. It's. Freaking. Awesome.
Their lasagna is AWESOME. Again, I'm not going to cite specific times, but I will confess I may have passed it off as my own a time or
five two. Promise, it was just twice but I've considered on many other occasions. For you other sneaks, it comes in a disposable alumninum pan wrapped in saran wrap...totally even looks homemade but more importantly it TASTES homemade.
So those are two meals that I go to in a pinch. They're cheap, super fast and don't have the taste of restaurant food that I get tired of after a while.
Now, since we all know there are seven days in the week, I need AT LEAST five more ideas! Share some of your tricks with me! Pretty please??? This could ensure that I don't cook anymore during the week
and save my family from eating Eggos for dinner.
BTW -- I'm of course not receiving any compensation for these reviews. These are totally my independent opinion and any and all tricks I shared are yours for the taking. I'm not a big time blogger, ya'll. Just a mom without any time.