Semi-Homemade Meals for Busy Weeknights

These Semi Homemade Meals for Fall are hearty, delicious, and simple enough for busy weeknights!

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The fall season often means busier weeknight schedules and hurried family meals. Today I’m sharing inspiration for “semi homemade” meals that are fast and easy.

Making a basic chili in the slow cooker is one of our go-to fall meals, because leftovers mean yet another semi-homemade meal—a baked potato bar.

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I love adding a little extra flavor to our chili with Hunt’s Basil, Garlic & Oregano Stewed Tomatoes  with Italian spices and basil. It adds a great flavor boost to any soup, stew, or casserole.

Another favorite is the Fire Roasted Tomato Chicken Skillet. Just season 24 oz. of chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste, and then add just a pinch of red pepper flakes. Add oil to your skillet and cook on medium low until completely cooked. Remove the chicken.

Next, add some flavor to the dish with a 28 oz. can of Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, 2-3 cloves minced garlic, and 1/2 C.  tomato sauce.  Cook until slightly thickened.

Return chicken to the dish and simmer on low for about five minutes. I love that the tomatoes are an easy way to add a touch of smokey flavor without artificial preservatives or ingredients.

Serve with rice or Quinoa. I like to make it really easy by using Success Rice. It’s a no measure, no mess, boil-in-bag option that makes perfectly fluffy rice and quinoa guaranteed every single time.

Success Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice is a premium, long-grain rice with a uniquely delicious flavor that makes it a great addition to any meal.

Success Boil-in-Bag Tri-Color Quinoa is  packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins &
minerals, and contains all nine essential amino acids.

We love having popcorn for an after dinner snack – especially on those nights we can squeeze in a family movie night.

We’re loving these new Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Kits because they’re so easy to make and taste great! Just make it on the stovetop using the pre-measured ingredients, and serve!

The kids are fans of the Movie Theater Butter, but my favorite is the Simply salted!

This time of year, pre-made pies and crisps are super affordable. Kick it up a notch with Reddi-wip Zero Sugar whipped topping, made with real cream. It has 0 grams of sugar, 0 carbs, and 15 calories per serving. (Not a low calorie food). It’s also delicious with fruit, on waffles, or to top ice cream.

What do you think of my semi homemade meals for busy weeknights? Looking for more inspiration?  Check out 25 of my favorite slow cooker meals for fall


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