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Simplify Your Meals to Save Time in the Kitchen

Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 2, 2013 @ 8:59 pm In Meal Planning | 5 Comments

Today’s Day 3 of Kitchen Time Savers [4]. All month I’ll be sharing ways that you can save time in the kitchen.

simplify your meals to save time

There has been more than one occasion when I’ve planned a huge, elaborate meal that took hours to pull off. Oh, sure, I do this for holiday meals. A lot of people do. But, sometimes this is just for a weeknight dinner.

A weeknight dinner when my people would be more than happy to eat spaghetti and meatballs, not three different courses.

I know that if I serve simple meals, my family will eat it, eat well, and I’ll save time in the kitchen. The simple meals that we enjoy are delicious meals, don’t get me wrong. They’re just not overcomplicated. And that is a very good thing.

Here’s what I mean when I say simple:

  • lasagna, cornbread, and salad
  • meatloaf, rice, and greens
  • beans and rice with vegetables
  • potstickers, rice, and steamed vegetables
  • taco night
  • grilled chicken, garlic bread, and a salad

These are not complicated meals. They come together quickly (most are freezer friendly in some way). They don’t require me to be in the kitchen for very long.

Simplify your meals and you’ll save time.

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