After a long day at work, there's nothing I look forward to less than coming home and having to make myself dinner. I will seriously just skip out on eating because of this some days. I'm just so exhausted that the idea of having to slave away at the stove just doesn't seem worth it. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way, which is why for this Friday Fave we will be sharing our favorite, super simple recipes.
Oatmeal is a classic breakfast food, full of warmth and comfort. Lindsey chose this because it is healthy and pretty much mess free. You can make it all in one pot! And there are sooo many different options for toppings. If you're making it on the stove, you can throw in frozen fruit to add color and flavor. Some of my favorite toppings include peanut butter, brown sugar and apples, and honey.
Another breakfast food perfect for any time of the day and incredibly easy to whip up. Scrambled or fried, just add some potatoes and onions on the side and you have a full meal done in five minutes! My mom also likes to enjoy eggs with some toast and homemade jam on the side. Yummy!
3. Vegan Fried Rice
I make this at least once a month because of how easy it is. And not only is it easy, it makes a lot, so I can portion it out and save it for future use. I start by browning some chopped onions, then add corn, black beans, carrots, broccoli, and really just any veggies you want or have on hand. Canned and frozen work perfect for this. After adding the veggies you add some cooked rice, soy sauce, and maple syrup. Everything is to taste and it tastes delicious!
4. Poor College Student's Special
This is a recipe Alicia is sharing with us (I'm assuming from her college days). In a skillet, combine canned diced tomatoes and canned black beans. Add chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and onion powder to taste. And if you want to be extra fancy, you can add a chopped chicken breast. Your family and friends will all be so impressed by this dish they won't be able to believe how low effort it was.
Fish, chicken, beef, tofu ... seriously just choose one and throw it in a skillet with some garlic, onions, and cumin. Put it in a tortilla and pile on the lettuce, sour cream, and salsa. Have some rice with lime and cilantro on the side and you're good to go! Minimal effort, maximum enjoyment. Tacos are a comfort food for me, so that's a bonus as well. Plus they're so customizable! Perfect for family dinners with picky little eaters.
I hope that this post has given you some inspiration. It definitely gave me some! Let us know in the comments what your favorite, super simple recipes are!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!