I love having a menu. It helps me make dinners we enjoy without getting flustered at dinner time. But some nights I don’t feel like making the scheduled meal. In which case, I check any other meals we have yet to make on the menu and see if I feel like making any of those. Sometimes I just don’t feel like fixing those either.
I keep pasta, rice, and veggies on hand. I also keep frozen burgers and other meats on hand as well. Ground meats cook from frozen in a covered skillet over medium-high heat easily and rather quickly.
The key is to use a lid and scrape off the meat that thaws to allow the inner part to cook more quickly. Also be sure to flip the frozen meat over and scrape the thawed/cooked meat off that side as well.
Yes, this takes a little bit of work but sometimes the meal (think tacos or spaghetti) is one of our favorites and worth it. But seriously, it is an easy process that I have done many times and don’t mind doing.
However some nights I don’t even feel like doing that, so I pull out some burgers and add a salad. We eat the burgers either plain with or in the salad (a.k.a. lettuce) or in a low carb tortilla.
One of our frequent I-Don’t-Feel-Like-Cooking meals is a pasta meal. I’ve posted some of them on here (simply do a search for pasta in the search bar above). However it is quite simple:
- Cook the pasta
- Cook some veggies
- Heat the chosen meat (it can be as simple as lunch meat )
- Add seasonings
- Add any broth, nut milk, and such desired
- If I use a good bit of broth or nut milk, I thicken it slightly with either glucomannan or xanthan gum
I also keep canned meat (either tuna, chicken, or salmon) on hand for even quicker meals. Rice or zoodles can be substituted for the pasta.
It puts a dinner on the table that I want to eat without much fuss.
I hope this helps you get dinner on your table when you don’t feel like it.
Until next time, God bless,