For the past 8 months, I have had the opportunity to serve as a compensated Shared Tastes Panelist for Ready Set Eat. That meant that I got to turn my cocina into a test kitchen and try out dozens of new recipes from the RSE website, featuring ConAgra Foods products. The opportunity was an awesome one. I’m already a recipe fanatic; just walk into my house and, if you look closely, you’ll see stacks upon stacks of cookbooks above the oven, food magazines cluttering the island (and my nightstand and my bathroom), and clippings of menus and ‘must-try- dishes overflowing from various hiding spots.
My name is Stacey and I am addicted to recipes.
So when Ready Set Eat asked me to test out the dinner recipes on their newly launched site, I leapt at the opportunity. It’s been fun! Weekly dinner menu planning is a challenge of mine because of my work and commuting schedule. With three hungry kids waiting eagerly awaiting dinner after a long day, I don’t have time to hem and haw in front of the refrigerator trying to figure out what to make. I need a plan of action, ingredients at my fingertips, and most of all, a quick recipe.
Ready Set Eat fits the bill in so many ways. As I’ve explained in the past months on FOODe, you can just visit ReadySetEat.com, select the protein that you’d like to prepare (there are meatless recipes too!) and you’re on your way. None of the recipes are long or tedious or contain hard-to-find or expensive ingredients. Now, not all of them are hits — and I’d prefer not to see so many canned and processed foods — but many of them were surprisingly tasty. Here’s a look at some of my faves:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: dinner happens every night. It’s not going away anytime soon. So instead of it being a stressful undertaking, make friends with resources like RSE that’ll help you save dinner in a pinch.