Here is what we’re having this evening (my husband reads my blog, so now he’ll know what to get in the mood to eat ):
Turkey loaf, steamed broccoli, baked potatoes, and crescent rolls
We eat at 6:30, so around 4:00, I’ll get the meat in the oven (30 seconds). Around 5:00, I’ll scrub the potatoes and wrap them in tin foil and put them in the oven (5 min). Then around 6:00, Lexi and I will set the table, Lexi will make the crescent rolls, I’ll get the broccoli to cooking, and we’ll get ‘extras’ on the table like butter, jelly, S&P, and sour cream. Around 6:15, I’ll get the meat and potatoes out and put the rolls in, pour water, dish stuff out, and we’re ready to eat!
This is one of the easiest meals there is! I’ll get a picture of it on the table this evening, edit the post to add it in, and see if you think it looks like I fussed over it for longer than 35 min!
And, another good thing, cleanup is a snap because even with 4 things, I’ll only have dirtied one baking sheet (rolls) and one kettle (broccoli). The potatoes will have tin foil and the meat has it’s own disposable container…
Edit: Here’s my plate at mealtime…
And it actually didn’t take 35 minutes. I had time to kill hit-n-miss between 6:00 and 6:30.
I use a hanging file system for all my torn out recipes. It comes in handy if you have a TON of them, which I do. Also, when I know I want to make a specific item, like a casserole, or a cheesecake, for instance, I grab just the particular folder that I need. So it can be less messy that way than if you were to just throw them all into one big file folder.
Oh, I also use cute colored filing folders, pinks, greens, blues, and store them in a purple tub (that is specifically made for hanging files) and I think it just makes it look a little cuter.