These quick-prep dinner recipes only need a few ingredients and minimal prep or active cooking to get a great dinner on the table!
You know I always love quick dinner recipes, but this week I had cause to need really quick dinners. You see, Saturday night, after a long day of walking and standing, one of my feet was pretty sore. That was a little strange since I hadn’t done anything to hurt it, but I didn’t think much of it. When I woke up Sunday morning, I could hardly walk on it! I hobbled around and tried to mostly rest. I even hobbled to urgent care to get it checked out, and they said it was a muscle strain.
Sunday night, I couldn’t sleep because the pain was so bad. I got up to get some ibuprofen, and I couldn’t take a step! I tried to hobble my way to the kitchen but realized after a few steps that it was impossible. I woke Matt up to go get me medicine and told him he’d have to get up early in the morning to get me crutches just so I could get around. At that point, I couldn’t sleep because I was worried about what the heck was wrong with me!
When Matt got me the crutches, I of course was up and around immediately. I have too much to do to sit around with my feet up! After all, it was only my foot not my hands. I could still get the kids’ breakfast and lunches ready, straighten up, and fold laundry, right? Not exactly. Here’s the thing about crutches: They use your hands. The task of getting bread, peanut butter, and jelly out of the cabinet and onto the counter was suddenly a serious challenge. I wanted to get a slow cooker recipe started, but carrying the slow cooker from the closet to the kitchen was impossible. Suddenly, every little step was difficult, and I tried to think of the simplest possible meals I could make until I got better.
I went to the podiatrist that afternoon, and he figured out right away what was wrong with me. Are you ready for this? It was gout. GOUT! I’m a 37-year-old lady! What the heck? I don’t even know why I’m telling you about it because it’s kind of embarrassing, but I think I’m so giddy that I’m better that I don’t care about my pride. The doctor gave me medicine that is made by magic elves as far as I’m concerned because I was back to hobbling again within a half hour of taking it and then walking practically normally by the next morning. I am so grateful to be off those crutches and out of pain!
We all have reasons we need quick prep dinner recipes sometimes. Even when we have injuries, illnesses, or just busy schedules, we still need to eat. On those days, you can have a delicious, homemade dinner like one of these!
- Chicken and Stars Soup
- Fast Fish Tacos – Recipe Girl
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken – Yummy Healthy Easy
- No-Brainer Taco Macaroni
- Hawaiian Haystacks – Yummy Healthy Easy
- Quick Gnocchi in Creamy Tomato Sauce
- Slow Cooker Mexican Beans and Rice with Pork
- Dr. Pepper Roast – Normal Cooking
- White Bean Pesto Soup – Lemon Tree Dwelling
- Spicy Chicken Sliders