Life is hectic this time of year — from school to meetings to soccer practice to play rehearsals, and don’t forget play dates and after-school activities. It’s exhausting. But if you believe there’s no time for cooking, I’m here to say you’re wrong.
These three dishes can be made quickly, without a whole lot of effort and are way better for you and your family than takeout. Get organized the night before and you’ll be good to go.
There’s no time to cook? Think again. The sauce for this dish cooks in the time it takes to boil the pasta. Use your favorite shaped pasta for this quick, easy dinner.
All you have to do is bake a sweet potato (go on and zap it in the microwave if you’re super short on time) and then place out small bowls filled with toppings — everything from nuts and cheese to caramelized onions or sautéed spinach. This is a great way to use up leftover bits of cooked vegetables or even meat.
You can make this ramen simply and quickly by using boxed chicken stock (or vegetable stock) and rotisserie roasted supermarket chicken, or if you have some time to plan ahead, use homemade stock and leftover roasted chicken.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.
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