Sometimes I need dinner in a hurry. Nothing in the freezer. No time to run to the grocery store. And it's not Tuesday night. So I keep ingredients for a couple of quick and easy dinners that have saved my hide once! I credit my friends Cindi and Dianna with the ideas for these two. I get by with a little help from my friends!
1 jar (26 to 28 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
- 1 package (25 to 27 1/2 ounces) frozen cheese-filled ravioli
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in center. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Shrimp and grits
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked grits
2 cups chicken broth
Bring water to boil. Whisk in grits and salt. Reduce heat. Add chicken broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes or as directed on grits package.
Add 1-2 tsp garlic salt or minced garlic
8 oz cream cheese
4 TBS butter
1 cup milk or half&half
Stir until cream cheese dissolves.
Add I package (thawed ) cooked shrimp, tails removed (I buy already cooked frozen peeled shrimp)
Serve with toppings:
cooked, crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
All of the above ingredients are easy to keep stocked in your kitchen and make a quick dinner not only easy but yummy.
My tip for today - not only stock your pantry but stock up on good friends like Cindi and Dianna that share great ideas. :)