As a pregnant woman these days, I am almost always 'sort of' hungry, and yet, I am desperate for my naps in the afternoon. So by the time I get up and get my kitchen clean I sometimes have a hard time finding something fast to cook.
Most of the week my meals are planned out to the 't', but on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights my husband skips his evening meal, and so I am highly encouraged to come up with 'no cook' meals, or to finish far enough in advance that the house no longer smells amazing when he comes home.
So this is often the dilemma. I want hot, wholesome meals these days, stick to your ribs sorts, otherwise I wake up hungry in the middle of the night. All of this to say, that I have found several recipes in the last few weeks that are fast, 30 min. or less of total prep/cook time, use ingredients that I typically have on hand, are 2 year old friendly and reheat nicely.
Here is my list I've started that I wanted to share with other busy moms:
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Baked Potato Soup
Quick Tuna Casserole (easily converts to easy chicken casserole)
Tex-Mex Beef 'n Potatoes (a bit longer - 45min.)
If you would like the recipes for any of these, let me know and I'll post it in it's entirety. These have become staples in my meal planning for the next few weeks, especially since the weather has been so cool. Soup just sounds good all the time!