Quick and Easy Meals

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quick & easy meals
Sometimes I just don’t want to cook. Sometimes, I just want someone else to decide what the meal will be. But the reality is, I’m the wife and mom. The reality is, it is my responsibility to provide meals for my family.

It really is my good pleasure and for the most part I find peace in the role but sometimes, just sometimes, I want someone else to answer the question, “What’s for dinner?” That’s when I usually use my go to meals. I thought I would share some of those meals with you. These are some of the easy meals, the ones I can throw together with ease or is so comforting that I just jump in and do. You know what I mean?

Fajita’s

Depends on what meat I have on hand sometimes it’s steak and other times it’s chicken.  Slice an onion, (if you like green peppers too), sautée in a little olive oil with salt and pepper. Slice chicken or flank steak. Cook chicken through, steak to preference. Wrap in tortillas. Serve with a side salad.

Fajita's

 

Chicken Pot Pie
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695 calories
97 g
89 g
16 g
45 g
6 g
884 g
2271 g
17 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
884g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 695
Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 89mg
30%
Sodium 2271mg
95%
Total Carbohydrates 97g
32%
Dietary Fiber 14g
57%
Sugars 17g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
293%
Vitamin C
62%
Calcium
19%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Package frozen mixed veggies
  2. 1/2 large sweet onion chopped
  3. 1 can cream of potato soup (do not add water)
  4. 1 can chicken breast (or reserved chicken from previous meals)
  5. salt & pepper to taste
  6. Pie dough (refrigerated) or leftover biscuits, or canned biscuits.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, mix together, veggies, soup, onion, chicken, salt & pepper.
  3. If using pie dough, layer one dough on the bottom of pie plan, add in the mixture, cover with top dough, crimp edges and vent top, by puncturing with fork, several times.
  4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until top is browned.
  5. If using canned biscuit dough, layer top of mixture with the dough, bake for apx. 15-20 minutes, until biscuits are baked and brown.
  6. If using leftover biscuits, place mixture in pie plate, bake in oven without biscuits for 15 minutes, layer cooked biscuits on top and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
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calories
695
fat
16g
protein
45g
carbs
97g
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Pork Chops with Beans & Rice
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1882 calories
313 g
171 g
28 g
81 g
6 g
653 g
172 g
2 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
653g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1882
Calories from Fat 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 171mg
57%
Sodium 172mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 313g
104%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 81g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
16%
Iron
29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups White Rice + Water according to package directions.
  2. 1 Can of Red Beans
  3. 1/4 cup chopped onions
  4. 1 T. Olive oil or butter
  5. Pork Chops, Quantity for your family
Instructions
  1. Start rice in a rice steamer or sauce pan.
  2. In small saucepan, add oil or butter and onions, cook on low until onions are tender.
  3. Drain and rinse canned beans, add to onions with 1/2 cup of water. Cook until tender. Serve over the rice.
  4. In the meantime, salt & pepper both sides of the pork chops add to pan with a a couple T of oil. Cook through.
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calories
1882
fat
28g
protein
81g
carbs
313g
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Mac and Cheese
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1037 calories
79 g
195 g
58 g
48 g
36 g
361 g
3756 g
24 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
361g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1037
Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g
89%
Saturated Fat 36g
181%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 195mg
65%
Sodium 3756mg
157%
Total Carbohydrates 79g
26%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 24g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
113%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Mac & Cheese
  2. Elbow Macaroni
  3. 1/2 pound Velveeta boxed cheese
  4. 3 T. Milk
  5. 1 T. Butter
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni to al-dente.
  2. Drain.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter, add milk and sliced cheese, melt.
  4. Add to macaroni stirring until well coated.
Notes
  1. A good way to add in protein is to dice leftover ham or grilled chicken.
  2. Serve with a side of cornbread.
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calories
1037
fat
58g
protein
48g
carbs
79g
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Balsamic Glazed Chicken over Pasta Alfredo
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319 calories
69 g
0 g
1 g
8 g
0 g
88 g
160 g
27 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
88g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 69g
23%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 27g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
2%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Balsamic Vinegar
  2. 2 Tablespoons sugar
  3. Boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cubed
  4. salt & pepper
  5. 2 cloves garlic minced
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Pasta (Penné, Bow-tie, Linguini, your choice) cooked to package directions
  8. Jar of Alfredo Sauce
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken, add oil to sautée pan. Cook chicken until cooked through and tender. In a small saucepan, add sugar and balsamic vinegar, reduce on low heat.
  2. Mix pasta with Alfredo sauce, stirring over low heat until combined. Top with chicken and drizzle balsamic glaze over top.
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calories
319
fat
1g
protein
8g
carbs
69g
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Pizza

Using a frozen bread dough, let thaw, roll out, lay on a pizza pan.
Spread top with a marinara sauce (I use jarred spaghetti sauce, sprinkled with oregano). Add favorite toppings. My favorites are pepperoni, sausage and ham. We also like Ham with Pineapple. Sprinkle top with cheese, bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until browned.

 

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