I don't have any recipes to post just now, but I have to put in a plug for my favorite cookbook. It's called Desperation Dinners by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross. The subtitle is "Home Cooked Meals for Frantic Families in 20 Minutes Flat."
I love simple, easy, and cheap recipes. Not trying to do a sales pitch here, but I'm a pampered chef consultant (perfect job for adhd, ha!) and I have a TON of recipes that are ADD friendly if anyone is interested. Just let me know what you need! No strings attached, I just love to share the recipes. I could post some on here or I can email them to individuals or whatever. I'm also always looking for new recipes as well...so I love this forum/thread. I'm too impatient to actually REALLY cook like the fancy chefs on tv. Even Rachel Ray is too much for me. And tv dinners are like Las Vegas...I can only take so much and then I'm sick of it. But hey...that could just be me.
I make a dish I call "Kid Proof Chicken" otherwize known as apricot chicken. It takes 5 minutes to throw together and 1 1/2 hours in the oven. I put rice in the rice cooker and make a salad. It's very easy and my kids love it.
6-8 Chicken pieces ( I usually use drumsticks and thighs because thats what my kids like.)
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 small jar "fruit only" apricot jam ( I have seen recipies using "sugar free apricot jam", but I have never tried it)
1 small bottle catalina or french salad dressing
mix the soup mix, salad dressing and jam in a small bowl
spray a casserole dish with PAM and arrange the chicken pieces
pour the mix over the top of the chicken.
cover chicken with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour
uncover and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
Not a recipe, but a strategy I share in my book, "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD."
It's called the POS Method: Plan or Starve.
Here's what you do:
1. Get 10 Index cards
2. On each card, write up a simple dinner recipe.
3. On the back, list the ingredients needed.
4. On the front, code each recipe to identify which are quick and easy, or jot down time needed to prepare
Each evening, choose one of the cards for the following day's dinner. If you have a busy day planned, choose a recipe that is quick and easy. If you don't have the ingredients, take the card with you to the grocery store (or better yet, make duplicates of the cards and carry one set with you at all times so you can plan your shopping better)
You can make notations on the cards, ie "make on soccer nights" or "double recipe for two nights' worth of dinners"
Place chosen card on fridge to help you remember what you're making for dinner that evening.
Have "joker" cards. These can say "pizza night" , "dinner out" or "carry out."
Terry's rule: It's ok if ALL your cards are quick and easy or if most are for carry out nights. Whatever works, is my mantra.
For more recipes and other tips for women/moms with ADHD, check out my book, Survival Tips for Women with ADHD.