Emergency recipes for when there really is no time

Emergency recipes for when there really is no time

There is just no time to make a dinner, but you don’t want to order pizza – emergency recipes to the rescue! Here is a way to make it all happen quickly, without dialling dinner in.

Some days there really is no time to cook. You rush in the door after work and people need to be fed, but the thought of peeling potatoes and cutting up veg at that time of the evening is off putting. You don’t want to call the pizza place, but there are literally not enough hours in the day. What you need are some emergency recipes and Food offers a lot of great ideas in this department. Amongst those cookery gems is a recipe for pizza muffins, where you get to delight the kids with the news they are getting pizza and to console yourself that you didn’t give in completely. What you need to have on hand are the following:

2 English muffins
2 tablespoons pizza sauce or 2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup cheese
1⁄2 cup ham
1⁄2 cup pineapple

This is a dream emergency recipe and it could not be easier to make. Simply cut the muffins in half and spread sauce over them on one side. Throw on your toppings of choice (as you would pizza), this is the part where you could sneak some healthy ingredients in there. Finally, cook under the grill until cheese melts and serve up.

Yes, it’s still a little cheeky and no, it’s not totally homemade and filled with wholesome goodness, but when you compare your delightful pizza muffins to options such as takeout pizza or a bag of chips they are better. You get to control what goes into your dinner and can even throw in a side salad to boost the nutritional value. As an emergency recipe this one is a winner, you can cheat but not feel too badly about it. Now that’s got to be good.

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