Cook Dinner Quickly Without Leaving a Messy Kitchen

Cooking at home is a great way to save money and eat well, but what about all the time you spend and that messy kitchen?! Consider these tips to make it quick and tidy.

How to Cook Dinner Quickly Without Leaving a Messy Kitchen

Have you ever hosted a dinner party where you cooked for days and then seemingly took just as long to clean up the mess? Have you sat at Thanksgiving Dinner watching your guests gobble down in minutes the meal you spent hours preparing, while the piles of dishes taunted you from the sidelines? Have you dreamt of making supper and the mess magically whisking itself away?

Cooking great meals does not come without kitchen duty; it’s part of the deal.

My guess is that cleaning up the aftermath is one of the things that deters folks from cooking at home; money savings be damned. “Let’s go get burgers,” they say, “so we won’t have a mess to clean up.”

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A Month of Make-Ahead Meals

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals is the newest in my series of monthlong meal plans and it’s available now!

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals

This month’s meal plan theme is Make-Ahead which means that all the meals can be made several hours, if not days in advance. In fact, the bulk of the recipes are freezer-friendly. I highly encourage you to make a few double batches and start stashing your freezer for winter.

There are 30 meals included in each plan, broken into weeks where they most fit with one another. You won’t buy a bottle of sesame oil and then only use 1 tablespoon.

I tell you I was drooling while I was editing the plan. Everything in here is super delicious and easy to make, meaning you can get spouses, children, and housemates to help out.

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals

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Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, and Black Beans

santa fe chicken salad

This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.

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Rice Bowls Make a Quick and Easy Dinner

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Rice bowls are the perfect answer to what’s for dinner if you don’t know what to make or don’t have a lot of time. They are quick, easy, and delicious.

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Ham and Cheese Foldovers

Ham and Cheese Foldovers

These ham and cheese foldovers are incredibly easy to make. These quick to assemble ham and cheese croissant-type sandwiches are elegant as well as delicious.

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Meal Plans Make Life Easier


Did you know meal plans make life easier? They help you save money and eat well. What’s for dinner? When are we gonna eat? I’m hungry! Sound familiar? Whether it’s your spouse, children, roommates, or co-workers, chances are you hear this query at least daily, right? Well, having a meal plan not only gives you an […]

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Spicy Chicken Dip

spicy chicken dip

This Spicy Chicken Dip is out of this world. Creamy, cheesy, spicy, and full of tender chicken pieces, this dip will please kids and adults alike.

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Quick Supper Ideas

Quick Supper featured

Keep it simple, make it quick. Try one of these recipes on a night when you need a quick fix dinner.

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Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

chicken curry lettuce wraps

Enjoy a lunch or dinner packed with flavor with these Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. This meal is delicious, make-ahead, and Whole 30 compatible.

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Easy French Recipes for Bastille Day

baguette for petit dejeuner

French food is neither fussy nor expensive. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by these easy French recipes.

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