Do you (or did you, at a very busy point in your life) have recipes you return to when you’re short on time but want something homecooked? Not talking haute cuisine, but rather how you really eat when you don’t have a lot of time for food prep but want to avoid takeout. Are there “shortcut” ingredients or techniques you turn to to shorten cook time or streamline ingredient lists? Old favorites that everyone loves that give you a lot of proverbial “bang” (deliciousness) for your “buck” (whether money or time)?
As a toddler parent who loves to cook but has a lot of competing demands, I’m asking for your go-to weeknight recipes, family favorites, and the dishes you make when you are short on time, energy, and maybe inspiration. Give me your old reliable or “more than the sum of their parts” recipes and meal ideas! Ingredient lists or recipe links are great, too.