Meals Meant for the Busy Bees
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
I've been that busy bee, who doesn't have time to learn a new recipe that takes too much time to cook and plan out. Most of the time I forgot to even take something out the freezer. As I've become this busy person, I needed to find recipes that were simple and didn't have too many ingredients. I like the bear minimum of ingredients so I can walk out the grocery store quickly. I have three meals for you to try on a busy day that doesn't require too much defrosting or none at all.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 2 cans Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cans (12 ounces each ) tuna, drained
- Medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
- 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
1. Cook the medium egg noodles pasta for about 6 minutes. Check the bag it comes in on timing because you might want to the texture of the noodles to be different than what I prefer.
2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
3. Take a mixing bowel and you are going to mix the soup, milk and noodles together in a deep pan.
4. Once oven is heated, put the pan in the oven for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
5. While the pan is cooking, take another mixing bowel and mic the bread crumbs with the melted butter. You will pour this after the 30 mins are up on the oven.
8. Once the 30 minutes are up, mix the casserole before sprinkling the bread crumbs.
6. Once the breads crumbs have been sprinkled onto the pan, put the pan back in for about 5 mins or until the bread crumbs turn golden brown.
7. Enjoy! This dish can be easily shared and there is always plenty of leftovers.
This one has simple ingredients and the sides are honestly your decision. I've had green beans, broccoli, asparagus and rice as my sides with a great tilapia filet. I will get the instructions for making tilapia with a side of baked asparagus:
- 1 tilapia filet
- Salt and Pepper
- Grape seed oil or olive oil
1. Preheat the oven 425 degrees.
2. With the tilapia filet on side of a pan tray and the other with asparagus, take the oil (of your choosing) and spread it on the fillet and asparagus. Only a little is needed for the asparagus. Just take a grill brush that you would use to marinate on the fillet.
3. Sprinkle pepper and salt on both the asparagus and fillet. I would add a little extra pepper on the tilapia to give it more flavor.
4. Once the oven is ready, put the tray in and let the asparagus cook for about 13-15 minutes (depending on how thick it is) The tilapia needs to cook for about 20 minutes or until slightly browned on the ends.
5. After all is completely cooked, you are good to enjoy.
My Famous Shrimp Pasta Dish
(Does it matter! It's shrimp freakin pasta!)
- Bow Tie Pasta
- Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
- Cream Cheese (if you want to be healthy, get 1/3 less fat)
1. Put the roasted red pepper dressing into a skillet and set the stove to medium. Put the shrimp in the skillet to cook with the dressing. Make sure if you got shrimp with the tail to remove the tail before putting it in the skillet.
2. On another stove top, boil water in the pot on high. If you have some olive oil put a few drops into the pot. It helps the pasta not stick to the bottom of the pot.
3. Check on the shrimp constantly. It needs to be a pink color on both sides. Flip the shrimp on the other side to make sure the other side is cooked.
4. When the shrimp is done cooking put into a container with a lid or wrap it up in a paper towel so it stays warm. Once wrapped up, make sure to clean out the skillet before you use is again for the cream cheese.
5. Once the water is done boiling, add the bow tie pasta in the pot. Set the timer to 12 minutes.
6. When the timer hits 7 minutes left for the pasta, it's time to start melting the cream cheese. Based on proportion size, I would use a third of the container. Scoop the cream cheese and put it in the skillet. Pour a little of the roasted red pepper dressing on top of the cream cheese. Set the stove to medium, but keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn at the bottom and lower the temperature if needed.
7. After the timer goes off, drain the pasta and add it to the cream cheese in the skillet. Mix the pasta with the cream cheese, so each bow tie is covered with cream cheese. Then add the shrimp and sprinkle the basil. Mix again and then your done!