October 12, 2012
When time is short and tempers are frayed, I often find myself walking down the frozen food aisle, muttering to myself, "What's fast? What's different?"
So I run back to the deli and grab a roasted chicken.
Next, I hit the produce aisle.
Now I have the ingredients for chicken salad, fruit, low-carb sandwiches, and dessert--and the meal will be ready in twenty minutes.
(If the phone keeps ringing, add a few minutes.)
Finger sandwiches can be fashioned out of cookie cutters, low-carb bread, and itty leftovers from the salad. Add a dash of paprika and mayonnaise.
Line a salad bowl with lemon slices, then add fruit.
You can make a lemony-Splenda sauce if you have time.
Shredding a deli-chicken takes minutes. You can even buy pre-chopped celery if you are in a mad dash. Add mayo, lemon juice, seasoning, your favorite veggies, and a handful of chopped, roasted nuts.
A napkin says, Do I look rushed? No, not me.
Beautiful serving pieces can distract picky eaters.
It takes less time to set the table if all of your dishes are white!
For dessert, try simple cream puffs.
Buy pre-packaged shells, add whipped cream,
and sprinkle with ground espresso.
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