Jan asked, "I would like to know what is your go to dishes that you can make in 30 minutes for dinner? I have a full-time job, kids, serving Master and I just need some quick go to dinners."
I imagine some of the other writers will chip in here too, but here are my ideas and philosophies for quick meals.
First, I believe as a general rule we make food way more complicated than it needs to be most of the time. I like a big production of a meal when time allows but for everyday: simple, healthy, and fast is the way I prefer.
If you have a crock pot / slow cooker. Find some recipes your family loves and use that thing to death. I make lots of soups and roasts in mine and love coming home to a house that smells like yummy food when I've done hardly any work.
With that being said here are our favorite meals:
Chicken Taco Salads: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Saute cubed chicken breasts sauteed with onions and green peppers. Add some water and taco seasoning, letting the water evaporate and leaving you with seasoned chicken meat. Cut corn tortillas into wedges and spread onto a baking sheet, spray the wedges with olive oil or cooking spray. Cook in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until crisp and just starting to brown. Divide the tortilla wedges among your plates, top with seasoned chicken meat, lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream, etc. Alternatively you could just use store-bought tortilla chips instead of baking the corn tortillas. You could also add some reheated black or pinto beans to the salads to bulk it up more.
Pan Fried Meat & Roasted Asparagus: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Trim rough ends from asparagus and spread out onto a cookie sheet. Drizzle the asparagus spears with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using your hands coat the spears with the oil. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, until tender. While the asparagus roasts cook up some pork chops, steaks, or chicken breasts in a pan over high heat. Simple, healthy, and filling.
Bean & Cheese Quesadillas: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl mix together a can (or two depending on how many you're serving) of refried beans with some salsa - just enough to get it all moving together. On a baking sheet place a few flour tortillas, spread each tortilla with a layer of the bean and salsa mixture, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of that. Top with another flour tortilla and bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until tortillas is browning and cheese is melted. Serve with more salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc. Add a salad and you have a quick and filling meal.
Hope that helps and gives you a few ideas!