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45-minute dinner recipes?

leanneabe | Aug 13, 2007 01:18 PM

In an attempt to get more exercise without sacrificing too much time out of the day, we added a nice elliptical machine to our home. It's in front of the tv AND air conditioning unit so we can stay cool and also go through the piles of shows on the DVR. My workouts are typically 45 minutes. However, this means that, if I get home by 5:30 (which is very optimistic) and workout when I get home, this means I'm not off until about 6:30 at which time I can start dinner. So, then we don't eat until 7-7:30 and after cleaning we're at 8:30.

The solution is not to wake up early for a workout. It just won't happen.

I have a lot of dinner meals that can be made in 30-40 minutes, but they all require kitchen supervision. What I want is something I can prep in the morning or when I get home from work and then toss into the oven for at least 45 minutes and not have check on it, flip something, stir or add. I found a recipe for braised chicked that takes 45 minutes in the oven. It takes some prep work beforehand, but I can leave it along for 45 minutes and then take it out and finish dinner. Cooking for an hour would be fine, too, but preferably not a slow roast that takes 2 hours in the oven.

Please don't suggest pressure cooker recipes, as I just don't want to go that route right now. Fridge to prep to oven to table - what recipes do you have?


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