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Lazy Dinner Ideas
We have been stuck at home long enough, I need some lazy dinner ideas. Don’t you?
I have never cooked dinner at home this many days in a row EVER. I never realized how much I took going out to eat for granted before this stay home order was put in place. At this point, I’m finding myself making super creative dinners because, well I am honestly sick of my normal dinners.
Ya know, taco night. Breakfast night. Idunno, whatever your family does!
Don’t get me wrong, it is probably a great thing we’re eating at home more often. Not only are we slicing our food budget but it is forcing me to make new recipes. Mostly because I am trying to recreate my favorites I would usually get while out and about. Speaking of, if you are looking for some fun at home coffee ideas as well, read my new post here.
Anyways, I’m just getting real tired of cooking dinner at home and wanted to share with you a few of my hacks for lazy dinner ideas that I’ve been loving.
My favorite lazy dinner idea includes no prep time at all.
And better yet, it supports your local economy. Take a break from cooking and order in! Right now is a great time to help local businesses stay afloat while keeping your distance and staying home. Not exactly the cheapest option, but it does make for an easy dinner idea.
My second favorite involves those fun meal kits!
You can pick up some Home Chef ones from your local Fred Meyer while you’re out doing your shopping trip, or you can sign up for Hello Fresh, Gobble, Blue Apron and so many more.
Most of the meal kit delivery services offer discounts so make sure to shop around for a good deal before making your decision! My favorite meal kit service I’ve tried is Gobble but honestly I’ve only tried a few and any of them are better than putting together yet another meal on your own. Right?
Aside from the meal kit options, there are also store prepared meals.
Now I’m not saying go ahead and make a sporadic trip to the store during this virus outbreak, but if you’re already out getting the essentials, might as well pick up something pre-made and ready to go!
Think Costco’s ready to go dinners such as their taco bar kit and ready to bake chicken pot pie, as well as Fred Meyer deli hot food or cold salads. All are great options to grab while you’re out and make dinner easy tonight.
None of those ideas catch your eye? Then what about these great recipes for lazy dinner ideas:
The DGAF Mom put together this amazing list of *fucking* good lazy dinner recipes and well, I have to say, after finding her on Pinterest I spent a long time on her site and this mama knows what she is talking about.
And then the Kitchn has this great post about lazy, veggie packed dinner ideas which sound delish!
Here are a few others: