November 20, 2017

Guess My Ten Minute Dinners?



It’s been quite the week in our home. Last Tuesday, I shared about my desire to go back to a simpler life by sharing some of the things I want  to learn to do this summer – life skills that take me back to a simpler time of life. Then our lives got shaken by a terrifying instant, one of those days that puts everything back into perspective, and I realize just how incredibly grateful I am for technology, and how it impacts all aspects of our lives, yes, even a search for a missing children.

And now that brings me full circle to my Tasty Tuesday post, and technology, and how we get so used to what we determine as an everyday necessity, that when we lose it,  it plays havoc in our lives.  I have been without internet in our home for the last 24 hours, so for bloggers like myself, that tend to write moments before I post, this places ourselves in quite the predicament. This morning I drove in search of internet to get my Tasty Tuesday post up, and reply to many emails that have been patiently waiting, and I realize that even though last week I honestly shared I want to live in a simpler time, I don’t know if I would truly choose to give up the things that make our lives so much easier.

We surely are a blessed land to even have that option, aren’t we? So while I want to learn to can, and be more self sufficient, I sure am grateful for all the little things in our lives that make our day to day so much easier – especially those appliances which enable me to cook those quick and easy Ten Minute Dinners.

So since I have been short on time this week, but not short on yummy tasting food options, I thought I would hone your guessing skills to see if you can guess my Fast Five Meals this week with more recipes coming soon.

P.S. With the launch of my Ten Minute Dinners site in the next few months, I will be looking for guest recipe posts and submissions. The only requirement is that the food prep needs to have taken you ten minutes or less, and that you have at least one good picture of it. I don’t need any crock pot recipes, but am open to other more unique ideas. You may submit your recipe through my link at the top.

So, ready, set, go….my quick meal ideas this week, and don’t forget to give great thanks for our amazing appliances that make this a  painless process.





#6 Last Night’s Meal 🙂

#1. A yummy Chicken Salad Cucumber Sandwiches

#2 A new take on my Crockpot BBQ Chicken with a twist to make it more like a  Buffalo Chicken sandwich.

#3. I was trying to expand our palette with this quick  Indian Curry Sauce that we served and mixed with chicken and rice.

#4. Nothing like doubling up on a batch of meatballs and saving the extras for meatball sandwiches.

#5. Breakfast for dinner – one of our favorites.

#6 Last night, I made SEVEN pounds of chicken for our family’s most favorite Simple Sesame Chicken. I bagged some up for an extra meal. Yes, that process of cooking up all the chicken did take more than ten minutes, but now that I have additional prepared, future dinners will be super fast.

Thank you for your patience with my late Tasty Tuesday post.

I can’t wait to see your recipe inspiration this week.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I could definitely use more ten minute dinners. Another goal/to-do list, it never ends 🙂


  2. I’m so sorry you all went through such a scary time, but so grateful and happy to hear that all was well with little Edison in the end!

    Your meals look delicious. I agree, making things ahead can take up time in the first instance, but it’s such a joy having things ready to go on other busy nights. This week I have shared a cookie recipe which can be made ahead and frozen, so that you are never more than 20 minutes away from a fresh hot cookie – something I have found to be very important on more than one occasion 🙂 Thank you for hosting!


  3. Wow! Very scary, but so happy he is safe and sound! How awesome that the dogs were with him the whole time 🙂

    PS-I’m trying to link up my recipe, which I’ve never had trouble with in the past but today it’s telling me I don’t have a link back, but I do have a link back…any suggestions? I even went in and edited my link to make sure it went to your main site and not the tasty tuesday category thinking maybe that was the problem.

    Here is my link:


    Jen Reply:

    oh Crystal – I am so sorry. That is odd and frustrating. I will go try.


    Jen Reply:

    @Crystal @ Serving Joyfully, That’s really weird. It let me link you up right away, so you are all in and that LOOKS SO YUMMY!!


  4. Thank you for hosting and for sharing your quick meal ideas. It’s always good to add a few more to my repertoire. 🙂

    I’ve linked my recipe for Roasted Garlic Aioli. This traditional Provencal sauce adds wonderful flavour to any dish that pairs well with garlic. Try it with a burger!


  5. Hi, thank you for hosting. This week I’m sharing #2 in my scratch, no canned ingredient marinara series – Da Super Basil! I like to make ahead and freeze in a mason jar (leave room for expansion) then pull it out for a quick and easy dinner. Boil noodles and done. Enjoy!


  6. Thankful that all turned out well with your nephew – how scary!


  7. I am so happy that Edison was found! I still remember when my now 6 year old decided to hide under our front porch late one afternoon in the winter last year. We and neighbors walked around the neighborhood calling his name for about an hour until he decided that he was done hiding. Such a scare!

    I NEED 10 minute meals. I have a menu plan for this week, and absolutely no idea what I’m making for dinner tonight. When I have a busy week, I really need to be more mindful of my time and lack of energy for cooking.


  8. I’m so very glad your nephew was found OK!! So so scary. I am very thankful for technology – we are blessed by it in more ways than we realize I think. Thanks for hosting as always!! 🙂



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