Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dinner Shortcut


Meal times are c.r.a.z.y around here!  We currently have soccer 4 nights a week and high school football games on Fridays.  So between work, school and activities the dinner hour can be super hectic. 

Planning ahead is always my saving grace and things run so much smoother when I do.

One of my favorite shortcuts is buying roasted chickens.  I get mine at Costco because they have quality meat, they are good size and the price is right.



Doesn’t this look yummy?


Then I take the meat off, cut up or shred and put into bags to freeze. 


Now I have 3 meals prepped and ready to throw together.  We use it for quesadillas, pizza, sandwiches, soup, etc….  You may get more meals out of it depending on the size of your family.

It allows me to whip up a healthy meal in 20 mins or less for my active boys.

What dinner shortcuts do you have?  I love new ideas!


Have a blessed day,



  1. Great idea. It's always nice to have a quick healthy meal ready. Especially on sports nights.

    I like to throw frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot with some broth in the morning and by evening I shred it, put some taco seasoning in and make soft tacos.

  2. We have those types of ready made whole chickens some nights! I never thought of doing that, though! Thanks a bunch!

  3. Hiker mom....thanks for you idea too!
    Wholesome Brigade.....happy to help!