Tortellini w/ Sauce (Red or White Sauce)
They were sampling these Tortellini’s one week when I was doing my Costco Shopping! They are seriously delish and freeze perfect. They only take 7 minutes to boil from the frozen state and then I just warm up the sauce in a pot on the stove or sometimes if I’m super lazy, I’ll even just do it in the microwave! My husband loves to throw shredded cheese on the top too! During the 7 minutes while the Tortellini are cooking I’ll sometimes throw together a salad or just throw a Steamers Veggie mix in the microwave. Just depends on the night!
I’ve been making this meal for over 10 years now! I adapted this recipe, from a recipe my from my friend, Nadine showed me. I believe she had a cookbook that had meals that took 10 minutes or less to prepare (or something like that). So, basically I just always have the staples on hand – canned corn, canned Cream of Chicken, Salsa, Minute Rice and Raw Chicken! It literally takes 5-10 minutes to prepare.
And, as an extra bonus you don’t have to dirty any additional dishes, besides the casserole pan! You literally throw all the ingredients right in the casserole dish.
This recipe came from my sister. It was a baking recipe, but I have turned it into a crock-pot recipe. It’s one that I throw in the crockpot around lunch time when I know that my evening is not going to slow down until late. It is seriously so good, that my kids call it Candy Chicken!
You can get the French Chicken recipe here!
A few weeks ago, I already shared my love of Stir-Fry’s! It is something that I basically always have the stuff on hand. Especially right now, when my garden is exploding with Zucchini, Squash and Onion! You can use just about anything for the sauce – Teriyaki, Soy, Dressing (Asian Toasted Sesame is my fav), etc! Click HERE to see my post from last week on my favorite Stir-Fry!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Last minute meal, means no time to defrost hamburger and cook it. Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger, Jessica, for showing me this amazing meatball recipe, I no longer have this issue. I now just have a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer! All I have to do is boil the noodles, warm up the sauce and throw 10 or so meatballs and we are good to go. They cook up in just minutes from the frozen state. And, as a bonus, my husband actually prefers these meatballs over normal hamburger in his spaghetti. They are seriously delish. You can head on over to Pretty Providence to check out Jessica’s tutorial on how to make them!
I hope this gives you a good starting point to come up with a list of some Easy Go-To Meals to have in your kitchen for those crazy days that happen all so often! I know for me these are a huge life saver! I hate when I’ve had a busy, but productive day and for some reason by not feeding my family it sort of takes some of that “accomplished” feeling away.