There’s not much worse than just being too busy (or tired) to plan and cook a complicated meal. That’s why I love simple meals!
Now that summer is here we are not only busy but we are just plain HOT! It’s difficult to motivate yourself to cook a meal in 90` temps!
Many times in the summer I turn to alternative ways of cooking without heating my house up even more. Sometimes I use a crockpot, the microwave, or the grill.
I have put together a list of 5 simple meals for those busy weeknights when you just don’t feel like spending the evening in the kitchen!
Sauteed or Grilled Chicken
Seasoned Green Beans
Grilled Hamburger Steaks
Grilled or Sauteed Onions, Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms
Chicken or Beef Crunchy Tacos
Sauteed Red Bell Peppers, Onions, and Zucchini
Seasoned Jasmine Rice
BBQ Boneless Pork Chops
Corn on the Cob
Homemade French Fries
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Romaine Salad tossed with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil
Toasted Garlic Bread (Gluten Free if you prefer)
There you have 5 simple meals that only require pantry staples and ingredients you have on hand. You can season your meat and vegetable to your liking. Don’t get fancy! Just simple salt, pepper, garlic, and onion can go a long way!
Do you have any recipes that are your simple go-to on busy nights? Have you tried any of these ideas? What would you add to this list?