As a busy parent, it is easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the same old dinners each week. Even worse, it’s easy to swing through fast food on the way to practice or on the way home from work. Trust me, Stephanie and I have been there and fallen into that trap. It’s just so easy!
“I’m too tired!”
“I don’t have time!”
“I’ll spend time on it and the kids won’t like it anyway!”
Ever said these? Me too! I’m here to tell you there is hope. With very little effort, these recipes absolutely fall into the easy category. Pick one, add the groceries to your cart and give just one of them a shot next week.
You won’t regret it.
Easy Lemon Chicken Tenders
Lemon chicken has been around foreveerrrrr but I always remember it as a gloopy translucent lemon sauce. Almost like a savory lemon curd. That’s so not what lemons are for everyone. This version of lemon chicken is cooked in a pan of lemon juice and simmered until the juice reduces down and the chicken sucks up all of that lemony flavor.
SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK RECIPE
This time I went with pork to create some really simple Barbecue Pork Sandwiches. If you like sloppy joe’s you’ll love these! The sauce is made from ingredients that are probably hanging out in your cupboard right now. Ketchup, vinegar and seasoning are just some of the things you’ll need to add to the pork and it’ll take around 8 hours to become melt-in-your mouth delicious bbq pork.
CAST IRON SKILLET SEARED SALMON
Salmon is always my go-to protein for any time of the week. My kids love it and it’s the kind of fish that will take on so many different seasonings and flavors. Some of my favorites are Cajun-style salmon and lemon pepper. Salmon cooks quickly and benefits from being slightly undercooked, so don’t be too worried about over or undercooking your salmon. It has enough essential fatty oils in it that it remains juicy and moist!
GRILLED TRI TIP WITH HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
You can make the tri tip and the bbq sauce together or cook the tri tip dry rub style and maybe smoke some brisket another day and slather it with this tasty homemade sauce. Skip the store-bought bottle and start customizing your own bbq sauce, it’s so easy and I swear you’ll taste the difference.
SKILLET MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH
The Monte Cristo is famous for being served with a side of raspberry jam and covered in powdered sugar for a combination of savory and sweet flavor. Any white bread will do, but use brioche if you can find some. The filling is a thin spread of Dijon mustard topped with honey smoked ham and Gruyère cheese.