Here are a couple of examples from my week.
Underneath all the cheese and Fritos in this bowl are delicious chili beans. They are thick, FULL of hamburger, and wonderful for dipping with the Fritos. The recipe is another one from PIONEER WOMAN, called FRITO PIES. I was intrigued by her method of serving the chili in a Frito bag, but instead of putting the chili in a bag of Fritos, I put the chili in a bowl and poured the Fritos around the edges. That bag idea sure would be neat at a picnic or when tailgating though!
|Chili Cheese beans Fritos|
O.K, they were still good to eat, but by the time hubby got there I felt like I was just throwing them in a bowl with chips and cheese and saying, "Here you go!". I wasn't too proud of my efforts at cooking. I know you've been there before too. You know how it is when you put your heart and soul into a meal and then it sits there for hours before its eaten. The meal doesn't look or taste as good and you feel like someone has let the air out of your balloons!
And poor hubby ate leftover chili cheese beans for a couple of days!
Here is a weeknight meal from a couple of days ago. We had bananas, tomatoes and leftover bacon that really needed to be eaten. So we had banana sandwiches and tomato and bacon sandwiches. It sure was good, but definitely a "thrown together" meal!
|Banana Sandwich and Bacon and Tomato Sandwich with lots of black pepper|
I decided to brainstorm "thrown together main dishes and sides" that can be made on the spur of the moment. Here are a few:
Peanut Butter Sandwiches and canned soup, or your own frozen soup.
Pimento cheese on celery
Grilled Cheese sandwiches
Canned vegetables (corn, peas, beans)
Breakfast for Supper (Fried or scrambled eggs, toast with jelly)
Vegetable soup using canned vegetables and hamburger
BBQ Chicken using bottled BBQ sauce.
Any meal that you have frozen
Meal Starters from the freezer, like frozen browned ground beef, can produce a variety of meals (tacos, spaghetti, chili, lasagna)
Meatless spaghetti using jarred sauce
French Bread or English Muffin pizzas
Baked potato Bar (potato baked in microwave) (toppings: cheese, sour cream, butter, baked beans,etc.)
Canned clam chowder - Add extra potatoes, clams and milk. Eat with saltines. YUM.
Boiled eggs (deviled, in a salad, or alone)
BLTs, or BTs, BLs or LTs (LOL)
Any meal that uses fresh veggies from the garden (cukes, tomatoes, peppers, okra, etc)
I bet you have your favorite "thrown together" meals. Tell me please.... I need more ideas.