Feel like you’re always short on time? No matter where you work or live or what you do, there are only 24 hours in a day. Isn’t it better to share a meal with family instead of spending a lot of time making it?

Save time and eat well with Strack & Van Til Meat Department recipe ready meals that come with everything you need to cook up a quick and delicious dinner that tastes like scratch-made. Choose from options such as Made Fresh Daily Quick and Easy Bakeable Dishes, Steamable Bags and Crock Pot Packs.

Fresh, made-daily entrées come in their own baking dish that can be placed on a baking sheet. “Remove the lid, cover with aluminum foil and bake from 20 to 45 minutes according to specific instructions on the label,” said Strack & Van Til Meat Department Director Gary Teachman.

Not only are Bakeable Dishes tasty and easy, but there are enough varieties to please just about everyone.

Beef up your meal with Greek Flank Steak Pinwheels, made with Feta cheese, chopped spinach, pine nuts and seasoning; Beef Spedini Italian Eye of Round stuffed with ham, provolone cheese, spinach and seasoning sold sliced or whole; and Beef Garlic Pinwheels with creamy garlic herb cheese through the middle.

If chicken is your choice, indulge in rich Chicken Cordon Bleu, Canadian or Broccoli Cheese Chicken Grillers, Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast, zesty Sicilian Chicken and a succulent Stuffed Chicken Breast with Wild Rice Stuffing.

Prefer pork? Try tender Italian Pork Roast with Mozzarella cheese and seasoning, which can be sold whole or sliced into steaks. Don’t miss Seasonings Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Spice Apple Almond Seasonings, Sicilian Pork Chops and Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple Almond Stuffing.

If you’re searching for something simple, serve heavenly homemade, ready to cook meatloaf or stuffed peppers. Kick off your meal with appetizers including zesty Italian Meat Balls, mouthwatering Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms.

If you’d rather steam than bake your meal, just pop a Steamable Bag with fish, chicken or pork in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes.

Steamable options include Seasoned Salmon and Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots), Seasoned Shrimp with Rice, or Seasoned Tilapia with Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots).

Chicken choices are Seasoned Boneless Chicken Breast with Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) or Rice and Seasoned Boneless Pork Chop with Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) or Rice in Steamable Bags.

Are you a slow cooker enthusiast? Strack & Van Til features tasty Crock Pot Packs, the easy way to serve wholesome, hearty meals. Try Certified Angus Beef Brand Pot Roast, Hand Trimmed Boneless Chicken Breast and tender Smithfield Prime Pork Butt.

“Place all the ingredients into your crock pot in the morning, add water, stir and let your dinner make itself,” said Teachman.

Each ready-to-cook, 3-pound Crock Pot Pack is stocked with enough food to serve four to six people. Included are 11/2 pounds of beef, pork or chicken, cut into one-inch cubes so you can skip the prep; 6 ounces of petite carrots, a 2-ounce package of celery, whole golden potatoes and our signature seasoning packet to bring out the rich flavor.

Add two cups of water, sprinkle the seasoning packet on top and stir. Heat the ingredients approximately 2½ to 3 hours at high temperature or set the temperature on low and let it cook for 6 to 8 hours.

To make your own recipes quick and easy, add items such as ready-to-cook fajita strips with veggies, pizza sausage and seasoned hand-trimmed chicken.

Let your local Strack & Van Til Meat Department help make your meals easy, so you can spend your time doing what matters – spending it with your family.