Last year the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results of a time use survey, conducted to shed light on how the average American spent his or her day. Would you be surprised to know that on “food preparation and cleanup” we spend just a little over half an hour a day – on all three meals combined? As busy as we all are, we still enjoy the satisfaction of a simple home-cooked meal. But who has time?
We asked our Springs Apartments leasing teams to gather their favorite quick dinner recipes to share with our residents and other readers.
Not just any recipe would do, though; each had to meet these criteria:
We came up with some simply delicious dishes that appeal to both adults and kids, and taste as though you spent hours over a hot stove. Here they are:
Elegant, delicious, and ideal served with a hearty side salad or pasta and vegetables.
Serve with pasta and cooked vegetables for a complete, delicious meal.
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken & Rice Wraps
This cheesy chicken and rice filling has just the right touch of spice – enough for adults, not too much for kids. Leftovers freeze well, so think about making a double batch so you have a second meal.
The best thing about this recipe might just be the fact that you don’t have to cook the pasta separately – it cooks along with all the other ingredients, making this Italian dish fast and fabulous!
Mini Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
This quick recipe is made using a muffin tin to create individual enchilada cups – kids love ‘em, and cleanup is a breeze! Reheat for a great brown bag lunch at work.
We’d love to share your time-saving, hunger-busting recipes with our residents and readers – what’s your “go-to” dinner when time is short but a frozen pizza just won’t cut it?