When you get home from a long day of work and/or chauffeuring the kids between school and activities, the last thing you want to do is labor over dinner. The last meal of the day should be a time to gather the family together to discuss the day, not stress about what to cook.
Winding down with a satisfying, healthy supper is important not only for the kids, but for parents as well. We’ve compiled a few recipes that can be assembled quickly, and still leave enough time to catch your favorite TV show.
Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna: The crockpot is quite possibly the best invention for busy weeknights. Just assemble the ingredients in advance, let cook for 4-5 hours during the day, and come home to a mouthwatering aroma and a hot meal. Kids will love eating veggies when baked into a gooey lasagna. (Find more crockpot recipes here.)
Chicken Fajitas: This classic Mexican dish is a delicious time-saver. Chicken can be sauteed quickly, or substitute the meat from Mollie’s Flame Roasted Rotisserie Chicken. Set up tortillas, chicken, veggies, cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Each person can then assemble their own fajita and add whatever they like. How easy is that?
Mollie Stone’s Stone Pizza Kitchen Take & Bake Pizzas: Every kid loves pizza, and now you don’t have to spend the time cutting up and assembling toppings. Simply pick up one of our pizzas made every day with fresh ingredients, and pop into the oven at the end of the day. A fresh salad completes the meal.
What are your go-to weeknight dinners? We’re always looking for great new ideas!