The secret to getting dinner on the table fast during the week? No, it's not take out. It's planning! Pick out the five meals you're going to cook next week now and shop for the ingredients this weekend. Better yet, pick meals that you can prepare in less than an hour. We've got a whole Pinterest board filled with 30-minutes-or-less meals and 101 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes online. Our favorites? Recipes like this beautiful Grilled Steaks Balsamico that not only comes together in 33 minutes but is ready with just six ingredients! You could spring for a pre-tossed salad at the market and still go through the express aisle. This way, you'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table.
Grilled Steaks Balsamico
2/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 cup fig preserves
4 (6- to 8-ounce) boneless beef chuck-eye steaks
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (6.5-ounce) container buttery garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese
Process vinaigrette and preserves in a blender until smooth. Place steaks and vinaigrette mixture in a shallow dish or a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours. Remove steaks from marinade, discarding marinade.
Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to a serving platter, and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; keep warm.
Heat cheese in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often, 2 to 4 minutes or until melted. Serve cheese sauce with steaks.