You can “cook your heart out” and it seems to be a fact that you cannot cook just a small batch,
you follow the recipe, and it makes enough for an army. The recipes are too much for one or two persons, and the effort it takes just for you seems to be not worthwhile
Setting down in front of the “boob tube” with a frozen “something” gets old after a while. And all the while it is possible to prepare quick foods that are actually good and nutritious and just takes a little “I want to make the effort” outlook and planning. . So…Back to the frozen dinners or… here are some ideas you might be thinking about….
What about that thing setting in your kitchen or garage called a “freezer?” It could be your friend. Go ahead and prepare the recipe that you love, make enough for an army, (average of four portions) and divide into small servings, enough for one or two individuals and then freeze. You have created you very own special “main course” to be served with pride. Try stir-fries, Swiss steak, lasagna, meat, or vegetable stews.
The next friend you have in your kitchen is a microwave oven, often taken for granted we all know how much time it saves. The frozen entrees you have made will need to be defrosted; the microwave will complete this task in minutes. Make sure your frozen homemade dinners are stored in a container safe for the microwave.
Purchase produce in small amounts that can be used reasonably soon. Too much will spoil and this is costly and wasteful. Buy your salad already mixed and bagged, it may be a little more expensive, however in the end it will be more cost effective allowing for of less waste.
Stir-fry meals are one of the quickest and most nutritious meals to prepare. They do best made in a wok nonetheless a deep skillet will work if you have not yet purchased this utensil.
Use your imagination and preferences for stir-fry meals. Gather the ingredients; look for contrasting colors and textures in your vegetables. One good combination could be, chicken, mushrooms, sweet red and yellow peppers, scallions, and cashews. Explore. Cut ingredients into uniform bite-size pieces. Place one tablespoon of olive oil into the wok add meat and stir until it begins to tenderize and then add vegetables and stir continually until done up to 5 minutes. Check often, some like the veggies a little more on the crisp side.
Compose the basic sauce for stir-fry. Place ½ teaspoon of olive in wok or pan, add one clove of minced garlic, sauté for perhaps 30 seconds. Then add to mixture 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of water, just a splash of sweet wine vinegar, 1-½ tablespoons of honey, and bring to a boil. Mix together, one teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in 1-tablespoon water.
Stir this into the sauce to thicken and make somewhat shiny. Add the sauce to the stir-fry mixture and toss lightly. You are now ready for a wonderful, healthy, and quick, meal.Stir this into