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Summer meals - easy and quick for weeknights

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Summer meals - easy and quick for weeknights

mickeygee | May 12, 2011 05:52 PM

First, thanks for all the help I've gotten so far in cooking during my pregnancy and maternity leave. Now, the next phase is begining and I'm back to work. Pre-baby it was always a bit of a hit or miss to make dinner on a weeknight, now it's even crazier. I feel like the winter is easier, because I could make a lasagna or stew or soup and reheat pretty easily (we don't have a microwave, so all reheating is oven, stovetop or toaster). But now that spring and summer are coming, I find I"m looking for fresher meals and have always had an issue with eating soup in summer (other than gazpacho). All I've been able to come up with is roast a chicken on the weekend, and top salads during the week. But I'm bored just thinking of that for every night.

Its often just me at night as hubby works evenings, so getting home, feeding the LO, bathtime and bedtime around 7:30 means either starting to cook at 7:30/8 or popping something in the oven/on the stove that can be left mostly unattended so I can eat around 8. Anyone have favorite recipes, tips or advice.

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