3 Tips for a Fast, Fresh Easy Feast

Fresh Easy Feast

Before I started my family I never seemed to mind making special occasion meals were intensely labor intensive. They seemed to involve lots and lots of planning, trips to multiple shops and they seemed to take up the bulk of my free time leading up to the occasion. I sneered at cooking shows that suggested that parts of the meal could be made with prepared ingredients. Looking back I’m surprised that I never considered milling my own flour!

fresh easy feastGetting a special meal on the table that still leaves time to spend with family

Last week, with a Father’s Day feast looming and forecast for great weather, I was determined to create a special meal without taking too much time away from the day’s fun.  Lucky for me the opportunity to shop at fresh easy feast Easy Neighborhood Market came up. Not knowing what to expect,
I decided to stroll through fresh easy feast San Francisco location to see if I could come up with an easy meal that didn’t sacrifice freshness  or quality.

Fresh Easy Feast really is Fresh and Easy! – What luck!

At Fresh and Easy Market, I found a huge array of items to help the whole family get out the door faster in the morning and to the Fresh Easy Feasttable at for weeknight dinners in a flash. The highlights were  the vast array of smoothies and juices,  baked goods, fresh prepped and sliced chicken all set to saute and a huge variety of delicious simmer sauces.

Fresh Easy FeastThe biggest time saver of the Father’s Day feast was focaccia which was ready fresh out of the oven in 30 minutes.  At home, all I had to do was press the fresh focaccia dough out into a pan, drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle with some sea salt and bake. The house was full of the smell of freshly baked bread and rosemary with a fraction of the time commitment and mess. (I would have shown the final product here but by the time I grabbed my camera there wasn’t a crumb left!)

A prepared Wild Oats Organic salad with homemade dressing, steak, and roast asparagus rounded out the meal. Everything came together so quickly I was able to pull out all the stops for a surprisingly fast, made from scratch lime tart. So rather than a whole day of slaving in the kitchen we had an amazing meal that tasted and smelled like every element was from scratch that spared enough time for a great day out with the family.

3 Tips for a Fast, Fresh Easy Feast

1. Try to get over yourself and what you can do with a limited amount of time.  The idea that there are enough hours in the day to go on a full day famFresh Easy Feastily outing or work all day and make a multi-course feast entirely from scratch all by yourself  is unrealistic.
2. Find a great market likeFresh Easy Feast that has items that are healthy, fresh and prepped so that you just need you to add some personal touches and  finish them. If you are lucky enough to live in California, Arizona or Nevada (hop from the Fresh and Easy site to locate a store) then head to your local Fresh & Easy Market. If not, find a market for items that just need a couple personal touches from you. We aren’t talking about just heating up a frozen dinner and just serving it on a plate to make it seem homemade. I’m suggesting something like getting a fresh chicken to sauFresh Easy Feastte in an exotic simmer sauce, then adding some fresh veggies or a using an amazing item like fresh focaccia dough that you just pop in the oven.

3. Pick one component of the meal where you know you can excel and make that from scratch. Use some of the time you’ve saved for this item. Whether it is dressing for the salad, dessert or a special side dish. Make this item with the best, freshest ingredients you can find. Don’t over think or complicate things here, you are still don’t have unlimited time.  One excellent item that is fully yours will elevate the meal beyond weeknight fare, let you show off a bit, and since the rest of the meal was so tasty it will make everyone wonder if the whole meal wasn’t magically from scratch.

Fresh Easy Feast

This article is sponsored by Fresh & Easy. #freshandeasy

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