September 22, 2010

Fast Food ~ Homemade!

Ever feel like just taking the family out to eat at
a fast food restaurant after a long day?
Does making dinner sometimes feel like an overwhelming
task to tackle?

Don't give in to that feeling!

After all, you have to pack everyone up into the car,
unload them all at the restaurant,
keep them safe while you are there,
load them back up again,
and maybe even give them all
baths them when you return home!

Here are a couple of quick solutions I use.
Would you like to share some of your ideas
in the comments section?
I'm sure we would all benefit from some fresh inspiration for the
"I can't make dinner tonight"
thoughts we sometimes think! :)

How about whipping up a salad with pre-washed organic greens,
half a tin of salmon, any assortment of chopped veggies ~
I especially like to add some sliced avocado ~
and a handful of raisins added in for good measure?
Make this up on individual plates ~
this saves on dishes and ensures that the ingredients are
distributed evenly amongst your guests.
Serve with a roll or slice of bread on the side.
Voila! Dinner is served!

Scambled or fried eggs anyone?
Make it colourful by quartering a tomato on the side.
Serve with steamed veggies and a roll or toast.

We have even had a feast of corn on the cob.
Yum Yum!

Ideas anyone?
Add them into the comments section ~
It would be wonderful to hear from you!



Nadine said...

Soups, salads, sandwiches, and pasta are great for quick meals around our house! :)


Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Hello Cammille,
Ha, that very temptaion happened to our family tonight. We were on our way to North Carolina for our son's football game when he called and said the coach did not give the travel orders for the team yet.. Umm.. What to do!! Four hungry children and a packed car...
I did not want to stop and go in a restaurant but did not have anything for a meal prepared... Drove through Chic Fil.. Cost us $30.00:{
Next time I am going to make sure I have some whole wheat tortillas, and cheese. Quick Cassadias.. I can always add to them if I have ingredients like left over chicken, rice or black beans, a little salsa and sour cream....

Your salad looks amazing. I do love to buy the organic greens.. Will start adding an avocado...


Intentional Living Homestead said...

We love salmon on easy and serve it with any fresh veggies we have on hand...I love it with any kind of pickles....and tea.

Look forward to see what other ideas are out there.

Lady Farmer said...

Breakfast was always (and still is) what I fall back on when I just don't have the energy or inspiration for cooking a dinner. I actually prefer 'breakfast' in the evening ~ my tummy can't handle it in the mornings! To make it seem more 'dinner' like, I serve something I wouldn't take time for on a weekday morning, like waffles, french toast, Dutch Babies or a 'skillet'. I love the skillet ~ some sausage or bacon or ham, onion, peppers, any veggie you want, must have potatoes, when that is all sauted, push it too the side and add eggs to scramble and mix in. Top it all with lots of cheese! Ok ~ I need to make it now! I'm hungry! ;~P

Toyin O. said...

Great idea and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Camille said...

Thanks for adding your ideas here Nadine! Pasta...that's another great choice...yum yum! :)

Oh dear Viriginia! You know first-hand how costly it can be to "give in" at those moments! I like your idea of tortillas with cheese, etc...I will have to keep that one in mind. Thank you! :)

Thank you for adding to our "list" here Treasures! Yummy...I like salmon with pickles too. :)

Oh YUM Raeann! Can I come share some of that skillet with you?? Sounds soooo good! My family would love that! :)

Welcome Toyin! Lovely to "meet" you! You are welcome anytime. :)

Blessings to you each one!
In Him,

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Breakfast for dinner is something that's fast that we all like. I also like pasta with pesto (which I keep frozen) as a quick meal.


Unknown said...

Oh that salad looks do you keep the advacato looking fresh and not turn colors.. Lemon Juice?

Camille said...

We like "breakfast for dinner" too Manuela ~ and your pesto sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thanks Karen! The "secret" with the avocado is that it was just cut moments before the photo shoot. I put lemon juice into my guacamole and that seems to keep it a nice colour...hope that helps! :)


Traci Michele said...

I just did that tonight, Camille Lol

But I had to go to the store anyways... and we swung through McDonalds and had a picnic outside when we got home.

These look so easy and great though!


Camille said...

LOL Traci! I've done that too...I suppose that's why I could write this post from personal experience. I'm sure your kids enjoyed the treat. :)


Tami said...

Haha! I went to the hair salon late this afternoon and received a text from my husband that read, "Going to CFA." (Chick Fil A) I replied, "Pick me up a sandwich!" We give Tim Hawkins and his love for Chick Fil A a run for his money!

But seriously, breakfast for supper is a favorite of ours too. And quick toaster-oven quesadillas are what we fall back on sometimes because we seem to have lots of left-over chicken. I wish I were more creative and added more variety to our sure doesn't come naturally for me - we like to say my sister got the cooking gene and I got the sewing gene from my mom. ;o)

Love and Blessings to you!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Camille said...

We don't have Chick Fil A here in Canada Tami...but I'm sure I'd be tempted to use it if we did! :) Those quesadillas sound yummy...what a great idea to use leftover chicken ~ I'll have to give that a try sometime. Thanks for adding in your thoughts here in this "forum".

Blessings to you too!

Toyin O. said...

Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and your gracious comment.

Camille said...

It was a pleasure to visit you Toyin! It's lovely to see a young woman seeking to be a blessing and encouragement to others in their walk with the LORD! :)

Have a lovely day!

Unknown said...

Breakfast is definitely one of my fall backs. Or I make mini pizzas on leftover slices of homemade bread or english muffins that I have toasted, combine it with a quick salad and I say dinners on!

Camille said...

OH thanks for joining us here Jenn! I *love* the english muffin pizza idea...I have to stock up on supplies and it will be a go! :)


Lois said...

Waffles, yes! I also find baked potatoes in the microwave, topped with ham, broccoli, cheese, left-over chile, etc. is a great quick meal. I put out whatever toppings I have and let everyone make their own.

Spaghetti is quick too, especially if I have frozen sauce ready to go. When you go to Olive Garden or wherever, and find yourself paying $12 for a plate of pasta, well, eating at home sounds really good.

Camille said...

So good to hear from you Lois! YES!! Waffles are the things my children ask for the most when I give them a choice...funny, isn't it? What a blessing it's something easy! :) I like your idea of a baked potato with leftovers...that sounds yummy.

Blessings to you!
In His Love,