Time crunches. All working parents face them. There’s never enough time to get to work, to get the groceries, to get the meal on the table, to have dinner, to get to bed.
And speaking of appetites, what about romance? What time is there for romance? Valentine’s Day is approaching, and the fine folks at Kraft asked me to “Twist that Dish,” and come up with a clever new way to make a recipe easier and better. I know a twist that would improve the lives of working parents: the time-shift twist.
This year, Valentine’s Day is on a weekend, so there isn’t as much time pressure (theoretically, that is, for kid activities on the weekends sometimes take up more time than work itself), and things like strawberry cake and chocolate fondue can be considered. This recipe, though will save you time any day of the week, so there’s no need to wait for Valentine’s Day to make loving dinner for two. With the time-shift twist, you can do it whenever you feel like it.
Here’s what you do: When you it is breakfast time, say bacon and eggs, cook a two extra slices of bacon and set them aside. Take one or two large beets, and put them in a pot of water, and bring them to a boil. The beets will cook while you are eating. Later, when you come home from work, you can sprinkle the bacon on a salad with beet, arugula, and goat-cheese salad, and you have an easy, almost instantaneous, romantic dish.
Click here for the full recipe: Weeknight Arugula, Beet, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Salad.
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Article by Kraft TasteMaker John Donohue. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Stay at Stove Dad.
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