My top 30 Minute Meals

One for the carnivores, one for the vegetarians and one for the vegans. Three, 30 minute meals that will delight your tastebuds and impress your guests. Unless your guest is a 3 year old, in which case you could go for the even more time efficient meal of a cup full of goldfish crackers and a virus they licked off the leg of a a shopping cart.

If you’re short on time this weekend any of these recipes will do the trick.

 



20 Comments

  1. Gillian says:

    lmao

    That made me snort.

    I have that 3 year old.

  2. Laura Bee says:

    I love pesto – I wanted it with my spaghetti tonight. All out ๐Ÿ™ The way things are now, I’ll probably have to pay $18 for a bunch of basil….yeesh. Really making a better effort at growing food in our yard this spring.
    My 5 year old loved pesto when she was three. Then she didn’t. “Because people can change.” she says whenever she doesn’t like something she used to.

  3. Auntiepatch says:

    When my son was little, he would eat anything EXCEPT a fish stick. Or seafood of any kind. My husband figured he was smart because we were 1500 miles from the ocean! He now lives in No. Calif. and still won’t eat seafood. Go figure. He topped off at 6’8″ and is a whiz in the kitchen.

    • Maria says:

      Maybe I should have eaten more fish while growing up. I’m 5′. Is it too late?

      • Auntiepatch says:

        LOL! No, he has never eaten seafood. Sorry, I can’t help you there! And it probably IS too late anyway…….

        • Maria says:

          ::sigh:: I figured since I also didn’t eat much fish, and stopped at 5′, perhaps eating fish would do the trick, upwards, not outwards! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. jainegayer says:

    I LOVE the spicy sesame noodles! So easy to make and they work well even if you use spaghetti. I just made them again 2 nights ago and had them with a roasted duck. Every time I eat them I thank you, Karen for this recipe.

  5. Monique says:

    All 3 appeal to me..Love home made pesto..and anything w/ an asian twist..happy to not see fish sauce:)

    • Karen says:

      LOL. You sound like my mother. She squinches her face up at the thought of fish sauce too. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ karen!

      • Monique says:

        I can’t even smell it..like your mom…

        • lilly says:

          no meat monday? thanks for helping me deciding on dinner tonite….and i love fish sauce and a good one should not smell at all. 3crabs is the best brand! if it smells, then its probably past its expiration day or a bad brand ๐Ÿ™

  6. Becca says:

    Lol! I had 3 kids, who married giving me 6 children. All of who love babies so much that I now have 10 grands and one great grand. There is precious little we haven’t dealt with. From the one who cried cause we ate meat to; the one that eats nothing but chicken; to the one who nearly stopped breathing because the lunchroom lady put ranch dressing on his salad….can relate to feeding children. Thx for the laughs!

  7. Judi says:

    Love the spicy noodle recipe – I used zucchini noodles yummy

  8. Ev Wilcox says:

    Have saved them all-yum!~ Thanks Karen!

  9. Kelli says:

    LOL…Carnivores rule, baby! (or perhaps that should be Omnivores)

    Nuttin faster than a hunk of cheese on some crackers. Hm, I don’t see that on your list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jan in Waterdown says:

    While perusing your yummy sounding Cashew Chicken recipe, I noticed that the manadarin oranges are “optional”! Wouldn’t that make a big difference to the finished product? Just askin’ . . .

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