A Go-To Meal

Do you ever have times when life is too busy to even think?

The days when one thing leads to another and another and another? Then out of nowhere it is time to eat. If you want to eat before midnight, you have to come up with something quick? For us, this also happens on Saturdays after the Farmer’s Market.

The answer is to have a “go-to” meal.

Something that can be prepared quickly and ingredients are always on hand. A meal that can be ready in 15 – 20 minutes.

You can also use the “go-to” meal concept for a sudden need to take food somewhere. The potlucks, illnesses, deaths or even just a random act of kindness. Pick a signature dish and always stock those ingredients in your pantry.

For example, I always have the basis of a quick casserole available; egg noodles, canned chicken breast, mushroom soup and package of cream cheese. Boil the noodles, add the rest of the ingredients and a bit of milk, then pour into a 9 x 13 pan. You can also keep a few disposable 9 x 13 pans with lids in the pantry for a truly easy way to take this casserole with no worries about a return of the pan.

My “go-to” for a quick meal is scrambled eggs and toast. Eggs are always in the refrigerator and bread in the drawer.

What is your “go-to” meal?

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