Okay. I admit it. I don’t have the time and/or energy to make recipes “from scratch” every night of the week. In my ideal world, when preparing dinner, I would never rely on bottled sauces or dressings, never use seasoning packets, or use canned soups. But in my real world, with special needs kids, errands, chores, etc., sometimes I just need a hot quick entree to serve with rice and a veggie.
Oh my! This is both the most wonderful AND the most hectic time of the year. So much decorating, shopping, wrapping and baking to do. Last night I took my 17-year-old son to a Wizards game as one more birthday present. They actually won!
Now that we are in the midst of a polar blast, I spend most of my days trying to warm up again after my morning 2-mile dog walk. I despise the cold and the wind together – even through coats, gloves and hats. So, it is the time to cook dinners that will warm my family up from the inside out.