It seems that I am always on the never-ending quest to find a quick dinner that can be prepared and cooked in twenty minutes. Even when purchasing a new cookbook I gravitate to books which have easy to prepare recipes and not too many ingredients. The criteria in the recipes for a week night meal are these: 4-5 ingredients, inexpensive, not longer than 1 hour cook time and something that every one will like. If it were up to me, we would be eating salads most of the time, but alas the members of my family are not big salad eaters, vegetable eaters for that matter.
I love the cookbooks that can be purchased at the grocery checkout. I find that I can’t stand still and patiently wait my turn, so when I am not perusing the latest issue of People magazine I am drooling over all of the monthly cookbooks. I have made quite a few recipes from them and though they are not gourmet they still taste delicious. Did I mention that I have a dozen of the cookbooks in my car so when I am in desperate need of a dinner idea, inspiration isn’t that far away?
Case in point. Spicy Chinese Chicken Tacos. Quick, easy and delicious. I found it in the Easy Potlucks cookbook from Pillsbury (December 2004, issue #286). There are quite a few recipes that I would like to try in this cookbook. The Potato-topped Oven Swiss Steak recipe looks good as does the Southwest Lasagna. MMMMmmmmm stay tuned for those delicious ideas!