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    I'm no help here but love reading the ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    Maybe sundried tomatoes, or roasted red peppers in jars.

    I mean with some turning on the oven: there are things that can be prepared ahead, like brown rice, sweet potatoes, etc. and kept for several days. Salads aren't just green salads but lentil salads, qunoia, etc.. Soups are always useful to make once and use for several days. Tacos are easy. I find organic rotisserie chickens at whole foods, I hate that place, but they have some decent products.
    Thinking of this in connection with the Salad Spinner thread, Rosa's words of wisdom, "If you never turn on the stove, you will never melt your salad spinner on the stove."

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    Costco is great for stuff you can grab right out of the fridge. I love those little smoked salmon squares you can put on crackers. To Steve's point about spontaneity if you don't mind a little pre-planning, soups in a crock pot are definitely grab and go after they've simmered a while--soup is my go-to quick meal.

    Rotisserie chicken is a great idea.

    I LOVE samosas and egg rolls and Scottish meat pies you can take out of the freezer and heat up.
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    Thinking of this in connection with the Salad Spinner thread, Rosa's words of wisdom, "If you never turn on the stove, you will never melt your salad spinner on the stove."
    true and it can descend into a truly orchestrated chaos when preparing several things at once, that's for a weekend dinner. The already prepared brown rice with some canned tuna really was a dinner one weekday this week, so weekdays ...

    I was recently asked if I had an extra salad spinner to "lend" (ie give away), well why as a matter of fact ... when you melt them as fast as I do, yes there is an extra one I found at the thrift in a shelf in the closet.
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    Catherine: I will definitely look for smoked salmon squares at Costco. Are they frozen?

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    The grazing aspect is what I like to do for the lunch meal most of the time. What I like is usually a small plate with a sliced banana, some yogurt, whole almonds and a few pieces of dried fruit like dates. This is a good combination for me usually, and seems fairly healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Catherine: I will definitely look for smoked salmon squares at Costco. Are they frozen?
    No--they're refrigerated:

    https://www.costcobusinessdelivery.c...100075738.html
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    Thanks, Catherine. Definitely looks like my cup of tea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Thinking of this in connection with the Salad Spinner thread, Rosa's words of wisdom, "If you never turn on the stove, you will never melt your salad spinner on the stove."
    Haha, why, yes!

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    I've often read of people melting parts of their Instant Pots. Not likely to happen here.
    Not turning on the stove for the win.

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