Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dinners on hand

I am back to my normal work schedule and once again thinking of the dreaded question after working... "what's for dinner?" I like to cook, but don't like the cleaning or planning part. I was reading another blog where she was talking about keeping some things on hand for dinner. I really just have two of these that I have done from about the third week of marriage to now. 1. Is grilled cheese :) I know this is a little sad but we have soup with it and I really do like grilled cheese. I think we ate this every week our first year of marriage. (poor Alex) 2. "Brinner" or breakfast for dinner. It is easy, quick, yummy, and can be changed up. It almost always includes waffles and eggs for us.
For these two dinners, I just make sure I always have bread (Alex eats lunch on bread every day so I try to keep a loaf or two in the freezer), eggs, cheese, Bisquick, and milk.

This is a really short list so here is the question for you. What is your go to dinner? What do you always try have on hand?


  1. I've only done grilled cheese and brinner a couple of times, but I now feel liberated to do that more often! I love grilled cheese.

    This is my "go to meal"-- http://annie-simplify.blogspot.com/2012/05/randoms-thoughts.html
    -- We almost always have chicken and potatoes in the house- also bread and milk-- and bacon.

    I also recently discovered how easy fish tacos are! fish cooks super fast and all the other ingredients you can customize.

    1. I love fish tacos, but I have never made them.

  2. I have a chicken casserole that's my go-to (along with spaghetti)

    Egg noodles cooked
    2 cans of Cream of "Whatever"
    Chicken - I keep several cans of chicken on hand for this but you can cook chicken if you want
    Frozen broccoli and/or cauliflower

    dump it all together into a casserole dish, top with crushed crackers and cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 15-20 or until hot