Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by Dragonlady, Sep 13, 2017.
Watch the youtube series hot ones, thatll inspire you...its a fun watch, too
Saw this posted on a "Site of the Day" links page.
Food and Nutrition Service
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Cheap meal that lasts;
Breakfast sausage (1Lb) cooked and crumbled.
1/4 onion diced and cooked till translucent.
Cooked rice (about 3 cups).
Cut green beans (12 oz, fresh or frozen).
Soy Sauce (Lite)
Oil (use which oil you prefer), 1 to 2 tablespoons.
Ginger as per taste.
Cook rice, cook the sausage in a large skillet, add onions and cook till translucent, add green beans and ginger, cook till green beans are done then add cooked rice, oil and stir well, add a couple of splashes of soy sauce and stir another minute.
When I lived alone I used a crock pot a lot. I would put a chuck roast in there with potatoes and the holy trinity in the morning and put it on the lowest setting it had. Then when I got home from work I had a hearty dinner waiting for me.
There is a lady on Pinterest that shows her monthly crockpot meals. She gets them ready ahead of time..all in one large freezer bag for each meal complete with all ingredients, then freezes that bag. Every couple of days, she just yanks one out of the freezer, plops it in the crockpot and forgets about it.
I'll see if I can find the link to her.
31 Freezer Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life – New Leaf Wellness
Here is another one. Having Arthritis sucks. I have RA, myself, so cooking is a bitch with heavy pots and pans. The crock pot is a Godsend.
Whole 30 Crock Pot Recipes You Can Freeze Ahead! - Sweet T Makes Three
Though not living alone my cooking style has changed greatly now that there's just two of us. Sounds as though you have things well in hand with your system. I also love one pot meals and make them once or twice a week...and will sometimes cook a weeks worth of meals in one day.
I've been using the home food deliveries for nearly a year now...usually ordering three meals a week for two which actually is generous enough for three or four portions per meal. They send all the ingredients needed, including spices you might not normally have. I really love the variety of choices and the freshness of the veggies. We've tried several and I like Home Chef the best (not an ad, just a starting point).
I, too, make my own dressing (vinaigrettes) and in my case, marmalade - as well as going to the u-pick fields for tom's, cukes. etc. to freeze, pickle or can. For decades grew nearly all our own produce - but the deer have made gardening almost impossible lately.
I use the bag method for freezing too (as was demonstrated in an earlier post)- makes storage and visibility so much easier.
My two favorite one-pot meals use a whole chicken - chicken and dumplings, or chicken and rice soup.
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