Quick and Easy Simple Dinner Recipes

A few days ago I asked you smart home economists to participate in an easy quick dinner recipe challenge. Here are your contributions.

Quick & Easy Simple Dinner Recipes

I’ll go first.

Fried Rice

I don’t know about you, but I find it nearly impossible to cook just the right amount of grains around here. It’s always too little or too much. If I have a ton of leftover rice for dinner one night, serving fried rice for lunch or dinner the next day is frugal, easy, and nutritious. It goes something like this:

In a large saute pan heat a little oil and saute chopped onion (green or white or yellow, doesn’t matter). 

Add whatever veggies you like (diced carrot, diced onion, sliced celery, corn, peas, snow peas, really anything).

Add an egg and scramble among the veggies. Add diced leftover meat like ham, chicken, or tempeh or tofu if you swing that way.

When everything is hot, it’s ready. Serve with soy sauce. You’re done!

I love fried rice because you can literally have dinner on the table in about 10 minutes. So next time, go ahead and cook a double helping of rice and plan on having this the next day.

Now for Your Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas:

Amanda shared her Grilled Veggie Sandwiches – sounds delicious! I’m all for sandwiches for dinner :)

Annette posted one of her family’s favorites – Chicken Fajitas – yum, I love Mexican food.

LaTara wants us to try her Easy Cheesy Vegan Potatoes – umm… how can you go wrong with potatoes? Love them – cheap, filling and healthy.

And finally Cara suggested Tuna Casserole (I’ve only made this once and I loved it – and so did the kids, so I’ll definitely try it again).

Thanks everyone for playing. Let’s do this again, shall we? :)

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One Response to Quick and Easy Simple Dinner Recipes

  1. Tsoniki says:

    I missed out on you asking about this – but I am definitely heading to read the other submissions and trying some easy recipes! I’m stuck in a rut and unpacking isn’t helping. :)

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