Monday, March 30, 2020
Cook Once, Make Multiple Meals
Cook. Clean. Cook. Clean. At times it feels like my current life is the movie “Groundhog Day” or a hamster wheel or the back of shampoo bottle: lather, rinse, repeat. I found it challenging in my “previous” life to come up with creative meals on a given week. Now I have to be creative AND plan a week in advance to minimize the number of times I am at the grocery store or if you are ordering for delivery, most grocery stores are a scheduling a week out.
Chicken may not be a creative ingredient but you can cook a bunch of it and use it for so many recipes so cook once, make multiple meals and jump off the hamster wheel just for a little bit. Bake, roast, boil or buy a rotisserie chicken.
You can roast/bake a full chicken or just a chicken breast: roast chicken. Or boil chicken in water and make a chicken broth (and/or chicken soup). With the chicken cooked from either method above, you have started the base for any of the recipes below.
Now with all of your free time, do a load of laundry.