Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
BSWmama's Avatar
BSWmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,703
What is your go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking?

Am not feeling the cooking love these days. Normally, we are very healthy eaters and I don't mind making dinner. Our CSA will start in June, maybe that will help things. But lately, I have been doing some things like making a batch of potato salad, and then having that with BLTs one night, hot dogs the next. Last night when DH got home from work, I ran to the grocery store for hamburger buns and a few things and then we had mozzarella/tomato/pesto sandwiches and potato chips because I just didn't feel like cooking lamb burgers like I had planned. Is freezer cooking the answer? Being less lazy?

Advertisement

BSWmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
aaiya
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,347
Re: What is your go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking?

My go-to is some kind of tacoy-burritoey thing. Use uncooked flour tortillas from costco...cook them up then fill with rice, meat and/or beans. Top with lettuce (cut up or just lay a leaf on top), tomatoes or salsa, avocados, sliced peppers, etc. I like this because it is relatively fast, customizable to individual tastes, and doesn't heat up my kitchen. We have this at least once a week during the summer.
__________________
Swagbucks is FUN!
aaiya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
abunchoflemons
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 14,266
My Mood:
Frozen pizza, canned soup or/and sandwiches my oldest can do.
__________________
Join me making money doing the following: shopkick, Swagbucks Bing it, fronto unlockscreen , Perk, receipthog,1Q, Free Eats, panel app, qmee, bzzagent
abunchoflemons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
SweetMamaKaty's Avatar
SweetMamaKaty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,219
Re: What is your go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking?

UGH, I feel you on the lazy-chef thing, posting to sub. Just not into it right now. My go-to is spaghetti - boil some pasta, brown some meat, throw the sauce in and heat. Bake some garlic bread if I'm feeling fancy.
__________________
Earning extra money for my family with Swagbucks Perk FreeEats Postloop EarnHoney & GiftHulk
Feel free to PM me if you need any help getting started - I'm happy to help!
My blog SweetMamaKaty's Place - new post 7/1/2015, come visit!
IHA/ISO
SweetMamaKaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
abunchoflemons
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 14,266
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetMamaKaty View Post
UGH, I feel you on the lazy-chef thing, posting to sub. Just not into it right now. My go-to is spaghetti - boil some pasta, brown some meat, throw the sauce in and heat. Bake some garlic bread if I'm feeling fancy.
If I do spagetti no meat just noodles & sauce
__________________
Join me making money doing the following: shopkick, Swagbucks Bing it, fronto unlockscreen , Perk, receipthog,1Q, Free Eats, panel app, qmee, bzzagent
abunchoflemons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
Emmalily's Avatar
Emmalily
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 592
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetMamaKaty
UGH, I feel you on the lazy-chef thing, posting to sub. Just not into it right now. My go-to is spaghetti - boil some pasta, brown some meat, throw the sauce in and heat. Bake some garlic bread if I'm feeling fancy.
This is my go to quick meal too. But I need some more ideas. Since I started working I hate to come home and cook.

__________________
Emily, wife to love of my life Brad
First baby on the way June 2014!!!!
Emmalily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
tinyblackdot's Avatar
tinyblackdot
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,107
My Mood:
Eggs-omlets, breakfast tacos,quiche

Quesadillas-cheese and chicken or cheese and spinach

Frozen pizza or frozen lasagna
__________________
Melanie-Mommy to my HERO Madeline 1/15/07-8/23/13 Fight For Maddie and our Bumble Bean-jamin 1/19/13
tinyblackdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
syfitz's Avatar
syfitz
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,728
My Mood:
Re: What is your go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking?

Grilled chicken or fish and a salad. Easy clean up, fast, healthy and doesn't heat up my kitchen.
__________________
Stacey ~ mama to 3 sweet girls and 1 little prince
syfitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #9
qsefthuko's Avatar
qsefthuko
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 16,737
Re: What is your go-to meal when you just don't feel like cooking?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmalily View Post
This is my go to quick meal too. But I need some more ideas. Since I started working I hate to come home and cook.

I think freezer meals is likely best. I am not very good at keeping up on freezer meals but you can try things like making an extra frozen meatloaf. mashed potatoes freese well with it.

Some soups do well frozen. So does lasagna. Though that last is a lot of work to make. When I was cooking lasagna(conflicting dietary needs put a stop to that) I would make 3 at a time. Use one for dinner and freeze 2 for later use.

Chili freezes well. So does chili mac.

Chili frozen can be thawed and served over potatoes with cheese sprinkled on top. My kids love this. It can also be used the next day for chili, cheese dogs. I have also served it on top of french fries for chili cheese fries.

I have also made chicken parmesan for freezing. I cook the breaded chicken. Cool, then freeze and bag. I place it into a disposable baking pan with a bag of marinara sauce and mazzarella cheese. It is only a matter of minutes to assemble and place in the oven to bake. Boil pasta to serve under it. Dinner served with less time than it takes to go to the store. Don't forget to cover with tinfoil as the frozen chicken takes longer to thaw and heat than the cheese takes to brown. I do thaw the sauce before using.
__________________

Last edited by qsefthuko; 05-23-2013 at 10:20 PM.
qsefthuko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 11:28 PM   #10
RebekahG77's Avatar
RebekahG77
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 16,881
Breakfast, quesadillas or baked flautas, grilled or cold sandwiches, egg or tuna salad on crackers...
__________________
Rebekah ~Wife to my love, Mama to my two littles, Stepmom to one beautiful young woman~
Forever in my heart; Luisa Grace and her tiny siblings.
"In your children, you've been handed a piece of history in advance - a gracious gift you send to a time you will not see." ~Tim Kimmel
RebekahG77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.