I’m going to be frank here – I don’t enjoy cooking the way I think most people do. One of my best friends is a foodie & spends hours in her kitchen, making pastry from scratch & trying new recipes that include ingredien...
I’m going to be frank here – I don’t enjoy cooking the way I think most people do. One of my best friends is a foodie & spends hours in her kitchen, making pastry from scratch & trying new recipes that include ingredients I’ve never heard of.
For me, dinner is a chore at the end of a long day when I’m tired & we’re all hangry. hangry = so hungry that you turn angry. For my friend & others, preparing food is a love affair & way to show affection, which is why I have one of her fantastic chicken pot pies in my fridge & another on back-up in the freezer.
For me, it’s standing in the grocery aisle trying to figure out what to make because I hate meal planning & we never end up sticking to a meal plan even when I try. Then I get angry because that feels like a waste of time. I adore people that prioritize cooking & dinner because that’s the backbone of Pinterest, but I prefer to read a book or walk to the neighborhood park or plant in our flower beds. Different strokes for different folks.
While I strive to create nutritional meals, I’m also watching the clock. Which means that fast family staples, like baked spaghetti & chili & chicken on the grill, tend to be our regular rotation. You know, the messy meals. The ones that spill over into your oven & create that weird crust you need a razor to scrape off when they overflow onto the stove.
One of our favorites on really busy nights when I’m exhausted are those little chicken cordon bleus, which created a mess in our oven at the old house until I figured out to cook them in a pan with sides. (You like my technical bake dish terms?)I’m talking cheese coated on the floor of my oven & sadly, it stayed that way until I got down on my hands & knees to scrub when we sold the house. I’m assuming the sides help keep the heat coming in from all angles, therefore keeping the cheese inside the chicken.
So yummy. Even Harrison adores it & despite it being frozen & fast, the ingredients won’t send you running for the hills. (We use the “fit” ones with less cheese & ham & multigrain breading.)Since we eat far less meat than we used to – maybe once or twice per week – all three of us split these two small chicken bundles. & of course, my favorite green beans that are roasted with olive oil & parmesan. But be careful you don’t spill the olive oil because that sucks just as bad as cheese. Take it from me.
It’s not gourmet. But it’s fast, easy, & the boys gobble it up.
The truth is that as busy moms, most of us barely have time to make dinner, much less clean the remains of dinner out of the oven. Especially when there’s a pile of dinner dishes waiting & crumbs to be swept & babes to be bathed at the end of the day. We don’t have time to scrub the insides of the oven weekly & surely don’t have the energy or ability to smell the self-clean mode on the oven. YUCK. LG makes an EasyClean Double Oven Rangethat works in three simple steps. Spray the oven interior with water, press the EasyClean button, then in just 20 minutes, wipe away any spills or crusted spaghetti sauce. No chemicals, high heat, or intensive back labor needed. Which means your oven smells like dinner, not charred bits, & you’re back to that glass of wine or round of Matchbox cars faster. Fast dinners & easy clean-up = Supermom, ACTIVATE. To learn more about LG EasyClean click here.
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