Back to school is in full swing, and now the real craziness starts. My kids get home from school at about three o’clock, and then we go right into homework and then piano practice. One afternoon a week is filled with piano lessons and another afternoon is cub scouts. I decided to hold off on sports this season because I couldn’t handle being on the field for two more evenings plus Saturdays. I might be ready for sports in the Winter when it’s not quite so hot.
With all the busy-ness of the school week, sometimes it seems like the easiest thing to do is to hop in the car and head for the nearest fast food restaurant. I’m not above getting take out, but I like to save it for when I’m almost at the end of my rope! If I’m prepared, I can usually get dinner served without too much hassle.
On the busy nights, an easy recipe is the secret. That’s where Pillsbury comes in. Last night I made my kids the Pillsbury Grands Pepperoni Pizza Bake and they were all very impressed. I don’t know why it is that my kids love the food that’s the easiest for me to make, but there’s something to be said for simplifying.
On the website it says this recipe takes 40 minutes, but I don’t even think it took 30 minutes! You can practically have this dinner on the table in the time it takes to get everyone washed up! The recipe calls for only four ingredients, but this is the kind of meal that’s easy to hide things in, so I added some spinach and other veggies. What my kids don’t know can only help them! I doubled the recipe for my family of 8, and we had one serving left over (keep in mind that my kids are little and so they’re not all eating full sized portions yet.).
If you’re looking for quick and easy meals, head over to Pillsbury and print off their recipe booklet. One day I’ll have to post my mom’s favorite Pillsbury skillet bread. It’s amazing! What are your favorite go to meals on busy school nights?
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