Between work, school, extracurricular activities and running errands, there’s a lot that needs to be taken care of in one day, which doesn’t leave many families with a lot of time to think about dinner. However, even when there isn’t time to spend hours in the kitchen, you still have to eat – that’s where quick meals come in!
Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite family dinners that can be saved for those nights that are more hectic than others – take a look:
1. Bacon and eggs.
You know us – we love breakfast – which is why bacon and eggs is the first item on our list! If you do have the time we’d recommend making some pancakes and waffles too, but if not, bacon and eggs alone should be able to curb your hunger.
Whether it be PB&J, turkey, ham, salami, or a grilled cheese, the only thing faster than making a sandwich is heating up a meal that’s already been cooked. Since we know that sandwiches are often a popular lunch time meal too, though, on days when you know the nights will be crazy, plan your lunch accordingly so that you can save the sandwiches for dinner!
There’s nothing like finishing off your day on a healthy note! The best part about choosing a salad for dinner is that each member of your family can customize theirs to their liking – add chicken, add cheese, add turkey, you name it! Should you have the time to prepare a little extra something on the side, breadsticks are an awesome pairing for salad.
It really shouldn’t take too much time to boil water and cook pasta, so if you’re looking for something that can really fill you up, this could be your best bet! For an added bonus, you can even put together a salad that everyone can dig into on the side.
5. Anything from Chip’s Family Restaurant!
We know what you’re thinking – “if I don’t have the time to cook, how do I have the time to eat out?” No worries, we offer an order online service where you can place your order at your convenience and then all you have to do is pick it up!
We recognize that nights can get crazy, and we don’t want you to have to worry about figuring out what’s for dinner – that’s why we’ll take care of it all for you! Ordering online with us is easy – all you have to do is select one of our locations, set your order time, and then choose which of our menu items you’d like!