Sometimes, it’s hard to have to manage the rigorous schedule of working a 9-5 job, tending to the needs of your spouse, and feeding hungry children all the time. There just isn’t enough time in the day to spend preparing a luxurious meal for the entire family. But here are three, quick and simple dinners to get together that are tasty and enjoyable for your whole family.
- Taco Soup
Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground beef, 1-½ cups of water, 1 envelope taco soup seasoning, 1 can of mild chili beans (undrained), 1 can of whole kernel corn (drained), 1 can of pinto or black beans (drained), stewed tomatoes, ranch salad dressing mix.
Cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning. Stir remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
- Chicken Alfredo Penne
Ingredients: Olive oil, boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed), sea salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, box penne pasta, water, heavy cream, butter, parmesan cheese (grated), Italian seasoning (optional).
Cut chicken into cubes then season chicken and cook in a large pot over medium high heat until no longer pink. Add uncooked pasta and water or chicken broth. Add butter and heavy whipping cream. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and cook the pasta uncovered until the pasta is done. The sauce thickens as it cools. Add fresh broccoli florets if you want, or stir in spinach before serving.
- Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Ingredients: Beef sirloin steak, olive oil, butter, yellow onion, white mushrooms, all purpose flour, dry sherry, beef broth, sour cream.
Season beef strips with salt and pepper. Sear in a large skillet over high heat and add olive oil. Add butter to the empty skillet and add the onions. Cook for 1 minute then add mushrooms and cook tender for 5 minutes. Add in garlic powder, flour and paprika and stir until thick. Splash in dry sherry and cook until liquid is evaporated.
Gradually stir in the beef broth, then whisk in the sour cream and stir until combined and the sauce begins to thicken. Add the steak strips back in. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve it over hot cooked egg noodles. Enjoy!