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If you need a quick meal, then our rush hour prep recipes can help you get the food you want in a jiffy.
Eleanor Gaccetta’s book Generations of Good Food has some healthy recipes that are easy to make. Gaccetta’s book on home-cooked food recipes will provide readers and cooks with tasty meals that will take them on a delightful gastronomic journey. Her cookbook can significantly help you if you are ever in a pinch.
With that in mind, we’ll be looking at a bunch of other recipes that are quick and easy to make, specifically designed for people who always seem to find themselves in a rush!
1. Migas Accompanied by Chorizo
Although we enjoy almost all types of breakfast, this Mexican-inspired scrambled egg dish holds a special place within our hearts. Migas, a Spanish word for “crumbs,” refers to a dish made with leftovers.
Mix some of the tortillas you skipped using for the tacos last night with some chorizo still on hand. Add a couple of eggs to the pan and scramble them. Add any remaining toppings that may still be on hand like tomatoes, onions or jalapenos.
The result is a supper significantly greater than its components, only taking 15 minutes to cook, making it one of the best quick and easy recipes people can prepare. Here are its ingredients:
• 4 eggs, beaten well
Freshly ground black pepper and Kosher salt
Diced tomatoes, crumbled queso or sour cream (for garnish), and sliced avocado
• 8 oz. fresh chorizo with their casings removed
• 2 corn tortillas, cut into strips or torn
• 1 tbsp. oil
Here’s How to Cook the Meal
Using a large skillet with medium heat, sauté the chorizo while breaking it up until it is browned and well cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo, reserving the oil. Add tortillas and 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet (you want around 2 tablespoons max in the skillet). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, minus the stirring, until it gets crispy.
Re-add the chorizo to the skillet. Salt and pepper the eggs after adding them. With a heatproof spatula, scrape the mixture into the center of the pan as the eggs start to set.
Remove the skillet from heat just before the eggs are cooked through. Distribute the mixture among the four dishes, then evenly distribute the avocado, tomatoes, sour cream, and queso as garnish. Serve right away.
2. Avocado, Grapefruit, and Romain Salad
Salads are one of the fastest meals that we can prep, especially if we’re in a rush. While they are healthy, it’s best to stock up on some proteins or carbohydrates on your next meal. With that in mind, we’ll borrow a recipe directly from Eleanor Gaccetta’s book on home-cooked food recipes, Generations of Good Food, to provide you with a tasty, easy, and quick meal.
Here’s how to prepare it:
• Grab one head of Romain lettuce, then proceed to wash and chop it.
• Grab 2 grapefruits, peel and section them
• Grab 3 avocados, then proceed to cut and section them
Prepping the Citrus Dressing:
• You’ll need 1 large shallot that’s been diced
• You’ll need 2 tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar
• You’ll need 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• You’ll need 1 tablespoon of orange juice
• ¼ cup of olive oil
• ¼ teaspoon each of orange and lemon zest
Here’s how to mix them all together:
You need to place the lettuce, grapefruit, and avocado in a bowl. Mix the dressings first, and after that, pour over the greens. Lastly, just toss the salad so that you can have a beautiful coating to it. This rush hour prep recipe is perfect for light dinners or lunches.
Those Are Some of the Tasty Rush Hour Prep Meals You’ll Certainly Enjoy
There you have it, folks, a couple of quick and easy recipes for when you are in a rush hour prep mood. If you are looking for more easy-to-prepare meals, all you got to do is click here to purchase a copy of Eleanor Gaccetta’s book on home-cooked food recipes.
Don’t forget to check out some of our other blog posts and discover easy-to-prepare dinner recipes for young chefs!