It’s back to school season and for many families that means busier, tighter schedules. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best 30-minute meals that are actually doable!

Ingredients shown: olive oil, white wine, chicken stock, lemons, garlic, salmon, butter, breadcrumbs, and parsley.

If you prefer video, watch the full episode 11 YouTube video version.

When schedules get busy, take-out is often the “easy button” of choice, but that can get expensive and annoying!

In the time we spent lamenting over where to order from and what to order, we could have prepared a simple 30-minute meal.

In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite 30-minute meals, such as baked salmon oreganata, shrimp scampi, and pasta aglio e olio, plus a few tips to get you through busy weeknights in an economical way.

We also share why chicken meals are more challenging to make in 30 minutes, and that while sheet pan dinners are great for cleanup, they often take longer than 30 minutes, especially if you count the 10-15 minutes it takes to preheat your oven.

Food news

We also introduced a new segment where we discuss some current food related news and trends.  

Included in our discussion are the Subway name change challenge and the Hugo Spritz as the Drink of Summer 2023.

We also pondered the question, “How early is too early for Fall food and drink?”.


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