As much as I like to cook, there are nights when I just don't feel like doing it. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can sometimes pass for a meal, but I don't want to serve that every time I feel uninspired.
What has really saved me lately is cooking eggs. Omelets or scrambles can pass as a delicious hot meal on nights when you just need to whip something up quickly. Most of us keep eggs in the fridge so all you have to do is get creative with the other ingredients.
Here are a few of my favorite combinations:
- Bacon, cheddar, and broccoli
- Potatoes, leeks, and Gruyère cheese (you can substitute Swiss)
- Swiss chard, garlic, and Monterrey jack cheese
- Spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese
- Green onions, sweet red or yellow peppers, and avocado
What I love about making eggs for dinner is that I get to throw in whatever ingredients I have. I try to keep my refrigerator stocked with fresh vegetables and good cheese, and bacon (it makes everything delicious!). But even if I have to rely on one ingredient, it's still better than a half-hearted attempt at dinner (the aforementioned PB & J) or a takeout pizza.
In the interest of full disclosure, Kellan is not crazy about omelets or egg scrambles, but he does like fried eggs so I can make him one separately and serve cut up veggies as a side dish and toasted bread with his favorite spreads, which lately is cream cheese.
What are your suggestions for fast and nutritious dinners in a pinch?