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dish-9_300 Busy families are all too familiar with this scenario. Dad will be home late from work, the kids have a music program at school and Mom has been running errands all day. It’s time to eat dinner and there’s no time to prepare it. Instead of driving through the fast food restaurant on the way to the evening’s activities, why not try one of these fifteen minute dinner ideas. Tummies will be full and satisfied and Mums and Grannies will feel good about serving a healthy dinner in a hurry. Choose from one of the following:


Breakfast or dinner:

Eggs with tortilla chips, salsa and cheese


1 ½  Tbs butter

ten eggs

2 Tbs milk or water

1 t salt

¼ t black pepper

1 cup shredded jack cheese

¾ cup salsa, drained

1 cup crushed tortilla chips


Melt butter and add beaten eggs, salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes until desired consistency. Add cheese and fold in salsa and chips. Serve.


No Cook Roast Beef and Cheddar Roll-ups


4 oz softened cream cheese

2 Tbs prepared horseradish


8 oz deli roast beef

4 oz thin-sliced cheddar cheese

4 large flour tortillas


Combine cream cheese and horseradish and spread on tortillas. Layer lettuce, roast beef and cheese and roll up. Slice and serve.


Angel Hair Pasta with Spicy Shrimp


12 oz angel hair pasta

1 Tbs olive oil

2 cloves garlic minced

1 lb. deveined shrimp, pre-cooked

¾ cup white wine

¼ tsp crushed red pepper


1 Tbs butter


Cook and drain pasta. Heat oil and sauté garlic one minute. Add rest of ingredients and toss with pasta. Serve

 For more fifteen minute meals go to:

Real Simple

Eating Well

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