Ahh, cooking dinner. Sometimes it’s the therapy I need after a long day. Making something from scratch and feeding my kids a meal that took me a few hours to make often gives me a nice sense of satisfaction. But more often than not, I don’t have a ton of time to cook, or just the thought of spending an hour in the kitchen at the end of the day feels less like therapy and more like a horrible chore. And let’s face it, my kids can’t live on boxed mac ‘n’ cheese and take out all the time.
Instead of reaching for another boxed meal, split the difference. I’ve got an arsenal of recipes on hand for those days that I’m just feeling too lazy to cook but still want my family to eat something homemade. Get dinner on the table again with these easy recipes that cut out all the hassle. All of these meals are super simple, and are sure to please everyone in your family. Check them out in the slideshow.
Karen Petersen is a cookbook author and food blogger at 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Mostly she writes about the new foods and recipes she's been making at her home for her husband and two children. She loves easy recipes that are full of flavor. She is a crockpot connoisseur and has created over 1000 slow cooker recipes in the past 5 1/2 years. She loves dessert more than anything else in the whole world and likes to plan it, make it, eat it, talk about it while eating it and then review it after it's gone. You can also visit Karen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.