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When You Need Something Quick and Easy and More

Over the weekend, I was busy organizing and cleaning. So I wanted a dinner that was quick and easy to throw together.

So Hubby got out the rice cooker and made a pot of white rice yesterday morning. Then I let it sit in the fridge until it was time to make dinner. This recipe always tastes better made with rice that has sat for a few hours. 

At dinner time, I diced up a fresh chicken breast that I had thawed. I also diced up some onion and carrot. After sauteing them until they were soft, I cooked up two scrambled eggs. I threw in the rice and then mixed everything up. Next I added some soy sauce to taste along with 2 tbsp. of sesame oil.

That was dinner, chicken fried rice. It’s so easy and quick. I also make it when I have a little leftover pork or beef. Hubby and I love it. There were enough leftovers for lunch today.

Last week I entered a contest to win some tearpad coupons. I was very surprised when I won since so many people visit this Top’s couponing site. I was happy because my store rarely has coupons anywhere in the store.  So I now have some nice coupons that I have added to my stash. Be on the lookout for these since most don’t expire until a few months out. The $.75 Smithfield sausage one which doubled to $ 1.50 expired yesterday but I made a trip and stocked on this sausage for our Sunday breakfasts. Bonus was that the sausage was on sale also.  

So what do you throw together that is quick and easy when you are busy? 

10 replies on “When You Need Something Quick and Easy and More”

Hi AD, this is Chris. I make that fried rice sometimes also, very similar to the way you make it. We love it the most with leftover pork. Another quick thing I like to make is using leftover chicken with one of the simmer sauces. We love the Indian style ones, especially the tikka masala. I add a bag of frozen spinach and warm it all up together. Serve over rice. It is so good. Last night we had chicken tacos. I put some leftover cooked chicken I had frozen in the crockpot about lunch time, on low. I added 1 jar salsa and some taco seasoning. About half an hour before we ate I added a block of cream cheese. It was so good. I had mine on lettuce with a few tortilla chips, some taco sauce, a little bit of avocado and a spoonful of plain yogurt. Hubby had the same, only he made his on soft taco shells and added a little bit of jalepeno.

That looks good, I love chicken fried rice!
Quick and easy meals?? I usually throw a couple of potatoes in the microwave and add some leftover veggies/beans from the fridge on top, then add soy sauce, salsa or cheese, depending on what I've added to the potatoes. Two more quick meals that aren't too healthy, but they come in handy sometimes….put some tortilla corn chips on a plate, add some refried beans and salsa, microwave until hot and then add some grated cheese and black olives. Also, flour tortilla burritos with refried beans, salsa, cheese, and chopped sweet onion. A long time ago I used to make "Tuna Toast"…warm up a can of cream of chicken soup, add a can of white tuna, stir, and put on top of a couple of pieces of buttered toast. Plus I like to keep frozen burritos or pasta bake in the freezer, so those are both less than 5 minutes, freezer to plate, even faster than frozen pizza.

I don't do a lot of freezer cooking but sometimes I brown hamburger and then freeze it. Tacos, chili and spaghetti with meat sauce are easy to make when the meat is already cooked.

We make spaghetti & meatballs (tomato sauce that I've made & stashed in the freezer, along with Costco meatballs). We also make homemade pizza with leftover freezer toppings. If it's just me & I'm not feeding anyone else, I love an egg sandwich, as I don't eat breakfast.

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