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by Laura

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season. I know this time of year a crazy busy time and I have a giveaway to help you out.
The NESTLÉ Family wants to help one lucky reader with your holiday preparations by providing you with all the products to help with your holiday needs. The giveaway prize includes a copy of the newly released cookbook, Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family, from Christy Jordan, blogger at southernplate.com.   I have been a long time follower of Southern Plate and Christy helped me out when I first started my blog.  Love ya girl!

The prize also includes a mix of free coupons from CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, TOLL HOUSE® Morsels, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, JUICY JUICE® and STOUFFER’S® for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.  We all have those nights especially during the holidays.
To enter this giveway, leave a comment telling me what you do for dinner on those busy nights.  You have until Wednesday December 15 at 10 pm (MST) to enter.
You can also enter a larger sweepstakes at nestlefamily.com, where you can enter to win a Luxury Included® Family Vacation to Beaches Resort. You have to go there to enter that giveaway.  You can enter each week for your chance to win weekly prizes.
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Debbie November 17, 2011 - 8:26 pm

For those busy nights that hit us all I usually have some frozen ravioli or tortellini on hand, a jar of spghetti sauce, and the makings of a salad. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!

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Jenn November 9, 2011 - 10:10 pm

I to keep things like meatballs in the freezer for meatball subs or server with pasta on busy nights. I also like to cook a whole pork loin in the crockpot. Then I shred and freeze half of it in smaller bags. I can pull it out on a busy night and add BBQ for sandwhiches or add some spices to make pulled pork tacos.

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Debbie H December 15, 2010 - 9:17 pm

A busy night usually means ground beef burritos. Fry up the beef, add enchilada sauce. Warm up refried beans. Layer up in a warmed tortilla shell with some grated cheese. Pour a little sauce on top with more cheese. Microwave for a minute. Place green salad by the side or up on top. Dinner for 4 in 15 minutes and the boys love ’em.

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The Queen Vee December 15, 2010 - 8:13 pm

On busy nights we have Brinner, breakfast for dinner. I make an omelet and add some fresh fruit and a small green salad….that’s my busy night dinner or Brinner.

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Tamaly December 15, 2010 - 5:17 pm

I like to buy ground beef in bulk, cook it up, drain it and freeze in what should be about the 1 pound amount (before I cooked it) portions. Those vacuum seal bags are great for this! Then I just pull out a bag, thaw it somewhat in the microwave & add it to tacos, sloppy joes, pasta, soup, pizza or anything else I want to make with cooked ground beef. It sure is a time saver!

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Shannon W December 15, 2010 - 5:16 pm

tacos — especially muffin tin tacos!

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Shannon W December 15, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Tacos — especially muffin tin tacos! 🙂

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Tina W December 15, 2010 - 4:38 pm

I always keep frozen meatballs in foodsaver bags on hand. You can heat them up in the bag in the water that is heating up for the pasta, then dump them in the sauce when you start the pasta cooking. With a hungry man to feed, the addition of meatballs makes it more a meal (according to him). I buy the ground beef on sale and make about 4 sheet pans full of meatballs in the oven, then cool, freeze til firm on pans, then vacuum seal. Easy peasy.
(also great for meatball sandwiches)

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Tammy December 15, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Frozen foods, mac n’ cheese, cold cereal?? 🙂

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Angie December 15, 2010 - 2:41 pm

Tortellini or spaghetti.

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Yaya Cheryl December 15, 2010 - 2:08 pm

sometimes it’s sandwiches or pancakes

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Coralie December 15, 2010 - 12:48 pm

I usually resort to tacos, spaghetti or…sometimes, Little Cesears. =)

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kimberly December 15, 2010 - 10:52 am

When I know it’s going to be one of those days it’s usually a crockpot dinner.

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Kathryn Dennison December 15, 2010 - 10:03 am

On busy nights we usually do breakfast burrito’s. They are super easy and go together really fast. Just brown some spicy Jimmy Dean Sausage, I bag of shredded hashbrowns and about 8 eggs. We eat this mixture topped with shredded cheddar rolled up in flour totilla’s. We always have lots of leftovers that make a quick breakfast the next day. This is one of our kids favorites!

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Tricia December 15, 2010 - 9:57 am

We often turn to breakfast on those busy nights…homemade pancakes or french toast.

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cwaltz December 15, 2010 - 9:47 am

I keep frozen ravioli, spaghetti sauce and soy vay teriyaki marinated chicken in my freezer. This way I have a few easy to whip up meals.
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Tara December 15, 2010 - 7:00 am

I try to throw something in the crockpot when I know we’re having a crazy night, taco soup is my favorite.

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Roxanne December 15, 2010 - 3:08 am

Chili is a great busy night meal. Can be ready to eat in 30 minutes!!

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The Royal Cook December 14, 2010 - 9:42 pm

I like breakfast or I pick up a rotisserie chicken.

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Tiffany December 14, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Leftovers or my favorite is Breakfast for Dinner!

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Brook December 14, 2010 - 11:25 am

We do scrambled eggs for sure on crazy nights!!

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Karen December 14, 2010 - 11:02 am

Being a full-time working mom with a toddler, every night is a busy night at our house! I love using my crockpot, because I get home to a warm dinner already to eat and the house always smells so yummy!!

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Kelly S. December 14, 2010 - 10:58 am

I always keep a frozen pizza in the oven for busy nights. Not super healthy, but it works.

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Jolene December 14, 2010 - 10:40 am

We have pancakes and eggs, which is what we had last night. I hope it won’t be an every night thing until Christmas 🙂

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Maureen December 14, 2010 - 10:20 am

On busy nights it is soup or grilled cheese or scrambled eggs.

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Melissa December 14, 2010 - 9:30 am

Busy nights I usually do frozen chicken patties, spaghetti or breakfast for dinner. We don’t eat out very often at all.

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Lonna December 14, 2010 - 8:07 am

Red and white pasta or ziti. On those really crazy run around nights it might be drive thru.

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Merideth Tipps December 14, 2010 - 7:49 am

I usually throw a frozen pizza in the oven and have pizza with a bagged salad. Quick, easy, and comforting!

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Dyanna December 14, 2010 - 6:54 am

Busy nights for us usually result in tacos or spaghetti. I like to make big batches of taco meat and freeze it…just heat it up and warm some shells up. Dinner in 20 minutes or less.
I use to do the same with my spaghetti sauce but haven’t made any in quite some time.

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Jenny December 14, 2010 - 3:44 am

Busy nights (or hubby-has-to-cook-dinner-because-I’m-working-late-nights) tend to be hotdishes/casseroles, tacos, spaghetti, breakfast for dinner….

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} December 13, 2010 - 11:48 pm

On busy nights we often throw a Stouffer’s frozen meal in the oven 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Andrea December 13, 2010 - 11:30 pm

I usually go for a one skillet easy meal that doesn’t require any chopping like stir fry using frozen veggies, quesadillas, or even an omelet. Sandwiches or a protein shake are also an easy go to.

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Dezi A December 13, 2010 - 11:09 pm

I usually make a big turkey sandwich with lots of veggies on it.

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Gen December 13, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Leftovers are great for busy nights! If there aren’t any then it’s cold cereal or “Cheesies” AKA quesadillas

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Micki December 13, 2010 - 9:34 pm

On busy nights I usually end up eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Jeannine Q December 13, 2010 - 9:31 pm

When in doubt, I make breakfast

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Brooke December 13, 2010 - 8:42 pm

I usually make something easy like a skillet dinner or hash. I just use the ingredients I have and it takes very little time.

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Josie Anderson December 13, 2010 - 8:18 pm

On busy nights we usually have breakfast, pancakes or waffles. That happens often.

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sara m December 13, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Busy nights = take out bbq with enough leftovers to stretch through lunch the next day. Can’t beat it! Thanks and happy holidays!

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Crystal S. December 13, 2010 - 8:11 pm

On busy nights I usually make goulash. It is real easy just macaroni noodles, ground beef, stewed tomatoes, shred cheese, salt and pepper! Less than 30 minutes from stove to table!

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Lydia December 13, 2010 - 5:57 pm

On busy nights I do pasta!

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Dawn December 13, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I like to make breakfast, usually a scramble out of what I have leftover in the fridge.

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Terri December 13, 2010 - 5:52 pm

On real busy night, we will have breakfast for dinner.
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Kendra December 13, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Breakfast for Dinner on busy nights!

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Amy December 13, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Busy night dinners – leftovers, tacos or pancakes. Quick and easy!

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Danyelle December 13, 2010 - 5:09 pm

I use my crock-pot as often as possible. When I haven’t thought ahead to do so, I go to scrambled eggs or grilled cheese.

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Andrea December 13, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Brinner of course…..breakfast for dinner!

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jan December 13, 2010 - 4:52 pm

pancakes or waffles… super easy!

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Karin December 13, 2010 - 4:52 pm

On busy nights we do nachos, quesadillas, sandwiches, eggs, and sometimes even cereal.

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Felicia December 13, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Make something easy–pancakes or waffles, grilled cheese, tacos…

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Jessie C. December 13, 2010 - 4:45 pm

On busy nights, we usually have quick fix-up, such as veggie rolls, or grilled sandwiches.

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Merri December 13, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Little Caesars 5 buck pizza!

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kathy steadman December 13, 2010 - 4:29 pm

Breakfast burritos (eggs and cheese) wrapped in tortilla shells. Yummy and filling and most of all FAST!

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Rebecca December 13, 2010 - 4:05 pm

When it’s really busy, we make white bean and garlic soup–easy, healthy, cheap, and delicious!

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katiek436 December 13, 2010 - 3:50 pm

on the busy nights that always prelude the holidays I make big batches of soup on the weekends, usually 2 kinds- That way soup and sandwich or salad, etc can substitute take out or frozen meals

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sarah b. December 13, 2010 - 3:47 pm

i turn to the pantry and “freezer pantry.” my favorite pantry meal is pasta with tuna (canned!), lemon, jalapenos and frozen peas. top with a little parmesan cheese – delicious!

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Kristin R. December 13, 2010 - 3:44 pm

My go-to meal on busy weeknights is spaghetti. I can whip it up in 15 minutes!

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Jenny December 13, 2010 - 3:43 pm

I try to utilize the crockpot if I know it’s going to be busy. If it’s unexpected, sadly, fast food.

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Staci Jones December 13, 2010 - 3:36 pm

On busy nights we usually opt for spaghetti.

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Kate December 13, 2010 - 3:28 pm

Grilled cheese is my go-to busy night meal. You can add just about anything so you never have to make the same sandwich twice. Given that thanksgiving is just over, my new fav is leftover turkey with crab dip (also leftover from entertaining) and some provolone cheese. Pure melty goodness!

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mrsblocko December 13, 2010 - 3:15 pm

On super busy nights I make something ahead of time and have it waiting for us in the crockpot. If I am forgetful then it’s leftovers or frozen corndogs or pizza!

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scott schluter December 13, 2010 - 3:12 pm

Crockpot, crockpot, crockpot! Set it and forget it until supper time.

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Thia December 13, 2010 - 3:00 pm

I try to have stuff in the freezer for those busy nights, but sometimes it’s frozen pizza!

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Cami December 13, 2010 - 2:44 pm

If it is a busy nights we usually have a frozen pizza in the fridge, or we do grilled tuna or cheese sandwiches with soup!

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Kim December 13, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Busy nights usually end up being pasta nights. What kid doesn’t love pasta!

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Aubrie December 13, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Our Busy night staples are pasta (usually spaghetti) or quesadillas.

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Shawna December 13, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Pasta and veggies. So easy!

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Paige December 13, 2010 - 1:47 pm

I usually try to anticipate that morning that it is going to be a busy night and throw things into the crockpot. Our go-to favs include chili and creamy italian chicken

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Suzette December 13, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Waffles!

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Debbie P December 13, 2010 - 1:37 pm

On busy nights, we usually do breakfast for dinner, which I actually enjoy a lot!

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Chris M. December 13, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Use frozen chicken breasts and make them any way I feel like that night. Salsa, spices, stirfry, or whatever. Thanks!

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Melenie December 13, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Pizza!

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Cheryl Newton December 13, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Dinner on a busy night usually means one of those frozen meals for two. Most of them are not anything I’d eat, but will work for my hubby and boys. I often try to talk my boys into breakfast for dinner, but they won’t go for it. Weirdos.

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Kim H December 13, 2010 - 12:40 pm

We do grilled cheese or PB&J on busy nights. However, I do try to plan to have leftovers when I know we are going to be super busy ahead of time.

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Meridee December 13, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Cold cereal all the way!

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Katie December 13, 2010 - 12:30 pm

We do breakfast like eggs or cereal. Very quick and my kids love it.

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Noora December 13, 2010 - 12:26 pm

I tend to make chicken tortillas with my boyfriend, since they’re so quick and easy – and his favorite food ever.

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Tracy December 13, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Usually pick up takeout or fast food.

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Sarah Davenport December 13, 2010 - 12:23 pm

I make BBQ potatoes. They are super simple, quick and taste delicious.

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Heather S December 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm

We do Waffles or Pancakes when I haven’t unthawed anything and we are in a hurry!!!

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Julie Bigler December 13, 2010 - 12:15 pm

sloppy joes or spaghetti

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EBPitcher December 13, 2010 - 12:08 pm

I try to have some fish I can grab out of the freezer and broil, along with some rice and a veggie. Easy and done in 30 minutes!

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Heidi F. December 13, 2010 - 12:06 pm

On busy nights we have breakfast for dinner. My kids love pancakes, waffles, and eggs.

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Katrina December 13, 2010 - 11:36 am

ALways have frozen veggies in the freezer. Heat up some noodles, voila!!

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Lindsay December 13, 2010 - 11:33 am

I always grab some sort of frozen dinner from the freezer. Quick and easy!

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cheryl Wangsgard December 13, 2010 - 11:32 am

On busy nights we usually do grilled cheese with tomato soup, or pigs in a blanket. My children LOVE busy nights 🙂

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Hannah December 13, 2010 - 11:30 am

Fried egg sandwiches or grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup…and of course the occasional frozen pizza since I love pizza! 🙂

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Kim December 13, 2010 - 11:28 am

On busy nights we do tortillas with refried beans and cheese. And whatever else you might want to put on them. Simple and easy.

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Kim December 13, 2010 - 11:23 am

Grilled cheese and soup is a quick go-to for us.

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Frieda December 13, 2010 - 11:20 am

This would be perfect! On busy nights, I pull something out of the freezer; my homemade frozen tamales freeze well and make a great dinner!

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Jodi December 13, 2010 - 11:18 am

Breakfast for dinner is quick and easy and yummy!

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Chelsea R December 13, 2010 - 11:17 am

On busy nights we pop in a premade freezer meal.

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Nicole P December 13, 2010 - 11:10 am

We like to use the crock pot when we know we’ll be busy in the evening. I can make dinner in the morning when I’m getting to breakfast together then it is done at dinner time when we need it.

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mandy December 13, 2010 - 11:06 am

I would say canned soup and rolls!

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Annie December 13, 2010 - 11:01 am

I have to admit that on busy nights we just pick up a pizza. 🙂

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sarah r. December 13, 2010 - 10:58 am

On busy nights I dig through my freezer and hope to find some frozen leftovers! or grilled cheese sandwiches and soup.

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Anissa December 13, 2010 - 10:54 am

On those busy nights, I usually do soup and french bread or hot dogs. Sometimes, a good casserole. I just made my own version of one last night, its nice to have a few good recipes on hand or ideas when you need something quick!

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Anissa December 13, 2010 - 10:54 am

On those busy nights, I usually do soup and french bread or hot dogs. Sometimes, a good casserole. I just made my own version of one last night, its nice to have a few good recipes on hand or ideas when you need something quick!

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Whitney December 13, 2010 - 10:53 am

Every once in a while, I double a meal and put the extra in the freezer. Then when I don’t have time, or don’t feel like cooking, I just throw the freezer meal in the oven!

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Whitney December 13, 2010 - 10:53 am

Every once in a while, I double a meal and put the extra in the freezer. Then when I don’t have time, or don’t feel like cooking, I just throw the freezer meal in the oven!

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Amy's Cooking Adventures December 13, 2010 - 10:51 am

great giveaway!
My favorite thing to do on busy nights is whip up some chicken quesadillas! Salsa, chicken, cheese, and tortillas and we’ve got ourselves a meal!

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Amy's Cooking Adventures December 13, 2010 - 10:51 am

great giveaway!
My favorite thing to do on busy nights is whip up some chicken quesadillas! Salsa, chicken, cheese, and tortillas and we’ve got ourselves a meal!

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