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30 Minute Meals Fact or Fiction

Thirty minute meals are fiction. Every time I try to make one of  Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals it takes at least an hour and a half. Maybe if my kitchen came with a staff I could do it in thirty minutes.
To start with I chop for at least thirty minutes. I am not one of those moms that have the time to come home from the grocery wash all my veggies and chop everything up. It's hard enough to come up with a dinner plan every night. Then you take out every pot you own and start cooking. Your family eats dinner in twenty minutes and you are left with at least another hour of cleaning.  Don't get me wrong I have made some of these thirty minute meals and they taste great but I have to ask myself is it all worth it.

Here is a recipe that my family enjoys and it can be made in one pan quickly.
parmesan or asiago cheese
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2 bags spinach
1 large onion chopped
4 large cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 lb. pasta of your choice
olive oil

Cook pasta according to box
Get out a large skillet and put in 3tbs. of olive oil. Heat at medium high heat. Add onions and garlic to hot oil and cook until onions are transparent. Add tomatoes and cover. Let cook for about 5 minutes, Add spinach and cook until wilted about 3 minutes. Drain pasta. Add mixture to your pasta then add cheese. The amount is up to you. Add a salad and some good bread and you have dinner. Ok I lied you have two pots to clean but its still a quick and easy meal. My family loves it.
This basic recipe is also good if you substitute zucchini for the spinach.

Please feel free to add your favorite quick busy mom recipe's.

1 comment:

  1. Hi This sounds so good - everything in it is something I like!
    (blogging buddy :-)