Friday, January 13, 2012

Keeping it real: My famous recipe

I was supposed to make turkey burgers for dinner.

But I had no lettuce. No tomatoes. No onions. And I'm pretty sure there were no buns, too.

I might be able to handle a patty on spinach with cheese and Dijon mustard but I'm pretty sure Mark would have thrown it in my face and made me sleep outside in the snow.

So I turned to a tried and true family favorite that is perfect in situations like these.

Grilled chicken with spinach and coleslaw. 

It's super easy to prepare. In fact, it only takes a few steps.

Drive past your house and head to the nearest KFC. While the grocery store, with its healthy rotisserie chickens, is also nearby, the KFC is preferrable because you don't have to get out of the car.

Purchase a four-piece meal for you and your significant other. White meat for her, dark meat for him. Pick one side for each person - mac and cheese for him and cole slaw for her - because you know you have frozen vegetables in the freezer.

Go home.

Greet your husband and baby while making a bee line to the kitchen. Microwave your frozen veggies (in a microcooker from Pampered Chef, ideally) while you plate your meal.

And, ta-da! Dinner on the TV tray in 5 minutes! Courtesy of the first "celebrity" chef.

What do you "make" in a dinner emergency?


  1. Haha - I agree, not having to get out of the car IS preferable!

    My emergency dinners usually involve paninis or quesadillas and I just had one of those the night before ;) My favorite part - the minimal clean-up involved!

  2. We're big Frozen Pizza fans over here. I try to stock up when they're on sale.

  3. At our house it's spaghetti, it's my husbands go to meal if he cooks!

  4. Love this and I'm drooling over that chicken right now....yummy! Our go to recipe for a quick meal is fritatta. Easy and full of leftover veggies :)

  5. Pizza Hut - order online while telling the boyfriend that's what he is having for supper.
    Or driving through KFC.

    If I am traveling home from work, I will stop by and grab a rotisserie chicken.