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This is one of the easiest, simplest dinner ideas you will see on WorkingatHomeschool.com. This is what we had for dinner tonight, and I thought it was worth sharing!
Backstory (If you don't care about the backstory, you can skip this paragraph. I won't be offended, promise) – It was evening. We were hungry and contemplating eating out. I also had a fridge full of stuff but didn't feel like cooking. So we did this instead, saving money by not eating out, and also by using ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. End of backstory.
Maybe you do this all the time, and if you do…I wish you would have told me. Because we just started doing this last month, and a couple of these per month keeps us from wasting produce.
Every week I make some giant monstrosity of meat (this week it was brisket, sometimes it's a few roasted chickens, it just depends on what we have/what's on sale/what feels right), shred some cheese, boil some eggs, chop some veggies, etc. Just an hour or so of meal prep once a week saves TONS of time in the kitchen, especially when it's time for lunch and I have no idea what to make.
Tonight, we had:
homemade ranch dressing
homemade Italian dressing
leftover beef brisket
Ours was a Trim Healthy Mama “S”, but you could easily omit the healthy fats and swap them for “E” ingredients instead. This is a great way to get dinner on the table and save ingredients! What do you like to include on your salads?