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I don’t take a lot of time to focus on cooking dinner. I like fast and easy meals that I can whip out for the entire family in 30 minutes or less. Even though I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I still like to eat a well-rounded dinner with a main dish and at least one side dish. My favorite easy side dishes are:
- Steamed Veggies
- Fresh Fruit
- Baked French Fries (the kids)
- Mashed Potatoes
I like to keep all of the above on hand because honestly, they are so fast and easy to make, plus can pair with just about any main dish. You’ll notice mashed potatoes is on the list. Although mashed potatoes made from scratch are good to eat, they take a lot of time to make. So when I say “mashed potatoes,” I’m talking about the delicious instant potatoes that come in a box…like Betty Crocker’s Specialty side dishes.